Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking up over to our landlord and laughing as they see this viral image and we don’t blame them.
Gary Lineker made the quip that Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker manages to keep the same level of speed leaving the field injured as he does running around facing top defenders, and we have to say, the BBC pundit has it pretty much spot on.
Mertesacker has never been the quickest of gazelles and makes the likes of Gary Cahill look positively speedy and as our Arsenal fans note in the tavern, they are pretty desperate for a defender who can actually run more than half a yard in a minute.
Arsenal fans. Have a look at this cracker!
Arsenal fans. Is Mertesacker simply too slow to cut it at the top level or could he be decent with the right partner next to him? Let us know your thoughts below.
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