In one of the tightest Premier League title races in years, Arsenal need their experienced players to lead the team to a potential first championship since 2004. Per Mertesacker would be one such experienced head.
The German defender is a World Cup winner so knows all about high pressure situations and how to emerge from them victorious. He spoke to the Arsenal website about how he transmits his confidence to the dressing room.
His role involves treating everyone equally but differently depending on what kind of personality they have. Do they require a box in the chops or an arm around the shoulder? Someone has the answer, as per.