Date: 17th October 2011 at 4:58pm
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Arsene Wenger has said that he believes that Per Mertesacker will follow the likes of Tony Adams, Sol Campbell and Kolo Toure and go down in Arsenal folklore.

Speaking to Sky Sports Wenger acknowledged that Mertesacker hadn’t quite hit the ground running yet since his move from Werder Bremen, but he believes his impact will come as he adjusts to the league.

‘He is a little bit like that, (Adams) not the quickest, but he uses his brain well. Mertesacker is getting stronger in every single game. He is getting more aggressive, I like him personally. He’s a very intelligent player and will be a big asset for us. Trust the Germans, he is a fighter.’

Wenger also adds that he’s perfectly happy with what he has been seeing from all his summer signings, not just Per, but the results are completely different.

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