Mertesacker made the defender’s 100th appearance for the Gunners.
It was a particularly special moment for Per Mertesacker during Arsenal’s 1-2 Premier League triumph over Aston Villa on Monday as the defender played his 100th match for the club.
The Germany international joined the Gunners in the summer of 2011 from Werder Bremen for £8m and is now an important part of the first team.
Mertesacker has formed a brilliant central defensive partnership with Frenchman Laurent Koscielny and has been largely credited with helping the north London club improve in recent times.
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