Mertesacker wants to emulate Adams feats at Arsenal

Former Werder Bremen captain Per Mertesacker hopes to match the feats of Tony Adams at Arsenal.

Former Werder Bremen captain Per Mertesacker hopes to match the feats of Tony Adams at Arsenal.

The 6ft 6ins 26-year-old jumped at the chance to join the English club he followed as a youngster, and believes there is no better role model than the former Gunners skipper - who led the club to four league titles and won the double twice under Arsene Wenger.

"We didn't get many pictures of him on the television, but Adams was a legend here. He is a special one for me," Mertesacker told arsenal.com.

"When I was looking at English football I always looked to Arsenal and he was one of the great defenders when I was 10 or 12 years old.

"I like the players [like Adams] very much - I have enjoyed seeing them over the years.

"I hope I can improve my performances here and get better and better - I want to be useful for the team."

 

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