Mertesacker joined countrymen Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil on the Emirates Air Line, London’s first urban cable car.
The German, in his native tongue, said: “They [my team-mates] have helped me.
"It’s good to have people I know here.
“I have settled in really well. I have a house in London and I am enjoying living here."
On London life, Mertesacker said: "I’ve watched tennis at the O2 and the NBA also comes here. It’s really exciting to live here and enjoy the life.
"We haven’t been to a cricket match so far, so that’s one of our targets for next year."