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Germany's Mertesacker looking forward to taking on Arsenal teammate van Persie

Per Mertesacker is excited about the challenge of facing Arsenal teammate Robin van Persie at Euro2012.

The German centre-back will come up against the Dutch striker when Die Mannschaft take on the Oranje in Kharkiv on June 13 and Mertesacker is looking forward to facing his club captain.

"We are looking forward to seeing each other at the tournament," he told Arsenal Player. "He is our skipper [at Arsenal] and I always try to support him, but then everything changes.

"It is very, very strange to be opponents but as a footballer you have to cope with these situations and I look forward to seeing him."

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