Arsenal legend Tony Adams backs Per Mertesacker to be a success
Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes Per Mertesacker can build a "fantastic" defensive partnership with Thomas Vermaelan
Tony Adams has backed Per Mertesacker to be a success at Arsenal following the German’s promising start to his Premier League career.
The 27-year-old secured a £8m move from Werder Bremen to the Emirates in August and the centre-half has been a regular presence in ArsÃ¨ne Wenger’s back four, making 21 appearances.
And Gunners legend Adams is keen to see Mertesacker forge a successful partnership with Thomas Vermaelen, who could return for Arsenal’s next game against Swansea City on Sunday.
“I’ve seen Per Mertesacker a few times now, he interests me and I think he is a good player,” Adams told Arsenal’s website. “I think he is very intelligent and he knows how to play central defence.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing more of him because I don’t think Thomas Vermaelen has actually played enough with him just yet. But they could be a fantastic central defensive partnership and would certainly excite me. It’d be like going back to the days of Adams, Bould, Keown maybe.”