It may have taken time but Mertesackerâ€™s class â€” something manager Arsene Wenger underlined during his difficult periods by pointing to his wealth of caps for Germany, currently standing at 93 â€” has come to the fore.
â€śI am not Mesut Ozil, to be able to adapt that quickly,â€ť he admitted. â€śAt first I was on my own here, with no Germans in the senior Arsenal squad, so it took me maybe one season to settle in completely.
â€śI am delighted with my form and my performances but in football life changes so quickly, you have to be aware of every situation. We have a good and strong squad, if everybody is fit, the boss has a good selection.â€ť
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