Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (L) vies with Montpellier's French striker Gaetan Charbonnier (R) during the UEFA Champions League group B football match against Montpellier at the Emirates Stadium, North London, on November 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
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Per Mertesacker of Arsenal has words with Mesut Oezil of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013 in Manchester, England.
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Per Mertesacker (C) of Bremen celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's opening goal during the Bundesliga match between Werder Bremen and 1. FC Nuernberg at the Weser Stadium on March 27, 2010 in Bremen, Germany.
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Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 2-0 victory during the Budweiser FA Cup third round match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on January 4, 2014 in London, England.
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Per Mertesacker of Germany holds up the World Cup trophy in the Germany dressing room after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Per Mertesacker celebrates during the German team victory ceremony on July 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2013 in London, England.