Coming off a World Cup win this past summer, Per Mertesacker knows a thing or two about what it takes to knock off a champion.
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Arsenal star defender Per Mertesacker knows all about winning Championships having been part of the 2014 World Cup Championship team for Germany. When asked what he thinks Arsenal can do to catch up with the 2014-15 Premier League Champions Chelsea next year, Mertesacker gave his thoughts on the matter as someone with experience winning in the biggest spot.
In an interview with the Daily Star, Mertesacker said that winning with consistency is the key to becoming a champion.
“Consistency. It’s all about that,” Mertesacker said. “In 2015 we haven’t lost a lot of games. Those winning runs create a lot of confidence, between the fans, between the team.”
“That is really important to get that going for more than six months.”
In the last 10 games, Arsenal has won nine games with only one draw – a scoreless bout against Chelsea. The club is currently ranked 3rd overall and faces Aston Villa for the FA Cup on May 30.
Mertesacker was a key defender for Germany in their 2014 World Cup 1-0 win over Argentina. The 30-year-old also played for Germany as a member of their 3rd place World Cup teams in 2006 and 2010. He joined Arsenal in 2011 and has recorded five goals for the club in 121 appearances.