Thierry Henry has described Per Mertesacker’s recent form as “perfect” as the Arsenal defender carried his team once again through a difficult month.
The German has arguably been Arsenal’s best defender and one of the league’s leading centre backs this season with 8 goals in 9 games.
His form has placed him 3rd in the top goalscorers list and helped Arsenal to a 6th place position after a poor start to the season, prompting Henry to praise him.
“He’s coming out of his shell and it’s visible for everyone to see. As he gets older he gets better and better and we are very lucky he’s in such form.
“He’s been perfect for us and I’m sure we will look back at his performances this season and thank him for it. Mertesacker is a heroic player.
“Per is also scoring goals I would be proud to score. 8 goals so far already is a massive boost for us.”