Per Mertesacker admits he loves life at Arsenal so much he's even planning to support England in the cricket next year!

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."

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