Tottenham youngster Holtby full of praise for Arsenal's Germans

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is wary of Arsenal's German players going into today's derby. Holtby is a big fan of both Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski.

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is wary of Arsenal's German players going into today's derby.

Holtby is a big fan of both Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski.

"Arsenal are a great team but I take heart from drawing against them from two goals down at Schalke and then beating them at the Emirates in the Champions League. It means I am in a good place, mentally, for this game.

"I've played against [Arsenal players] Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski many times in the Bundesliga.

"They're both great players and good guys. Normally, I score or make an assist when I play against Per, so I hope this continues. But Lukas always scores when I face him, so I hope that changes."

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