Arsenal legend Adams gives Mertesacker his approval

Arsenal legend Tony Adams is impressed by defender Per Mertesacker's progress this season.

Arsenal legend Tony Adams is impressed by defender Per Mertesacker's progress this season.

Adams believes Mertesacker is forging a strong understanding with Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny at the heart of defence.

“I've seen Per Mertesacker a few times now, he interests me and I think he is a good player,” Adams told Arsenal.com. “I think he is very intelligent and he knows how to play central defence.

“I'm really looking forward to seeing more of him because I don't think Thomas Vermaelen has actually played enough with him just yet. But they could be a fantastic central defensive partnership and would certainly excite me.

“It'd be like going back to the days of Adams, Bould, Keown maybe.”

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