uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.

LATEST NEWS 18:30 Liverpool vs Sevilla: Confirmed line-ups Will Liverpool lift one of Europe's most important trophies and will they qualify for next season's Champions ... 13:45 West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups Liverpool are away at West Bromwich Albion days before their season's most important game of the season ...

Antonio Conte gives important update on Diego Costa's future at Chelsea Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the future of striker Diego Costa is uncertain. The Spaniard is currently ruled out with a back injury that is expected to keep him... - Read article
Jose Mourinho gives important transfer update on two midfield players Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says all the players in his squad will enjoy regular first-team football this season, including midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. The... - Read article
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: My personal message to the Manchester United fans Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he only has "positive vibes" after training at the Aon Training Complex in Carrington. The former Sweden international made his... - Read article

Newcastle United
15/05 vs 5-1

15/05 vs 1-1
Leicester City

Arsenal Jersey
» News

Per Mertesacker: There's no joy for strikers when they face this Arsenal star


Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was full of praise for teammate Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman impressed at the Euro 2016 Championship.

The 30-year-old enjoyed a very positive tournament even if France failed to lift the cup after losing to Portugal in the final.

And the German says his friend is now ready to return to Arsenal to lead Arsene Wenger's defensive department.

"To watch him is a joy for me because he's my team-mate," Mertesacker told Arsenal Player.

"He's done so well for his country, it's really fun to watch him.

"He did so well during the tournament and he's grown as a player during his career at Arsenal and with the national team, he's a figure there now. It took a bit longer for him to be such a big part of the French squad but now he's an integral part there.

"He's very good in a duel, one against one. He anticipates so well and he's so quick that there's no joy for strikers to play against him. He's so composed now and I think there's more to come from him next season.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing him again and seeing his strength on the pitch because he's still growing."

Featured in article
Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker