Calum Chambers has refused to comment on his Arsenal future, but waxed lyrical over the influence Per Mertesacker has had on his career.
The 22 year old spent last season on loan at Boro, and declined to comment on whether or not he’d be an Arsenal player next season, but he did find time to praise the club captain for the way he’d helped him since joining from Southampton in 2014.
Many people had written the BFG off, but he basically disembowelled Chelsea in the 2-1 FA Cup final win in May, and Chambers is grateful for how he looked after him after he joined the club.
“In the last few years he was my mentor,” he said. “I’ve never seen such a professional, dedicated player, I’ve learned from him every day.
“He kept me on track, reminded me of the little things that brought you where you want to go. He’s a great guy.
“To learn from such a player and such a personality – I could not have done better. I just got better because I could train at his side every day.”
Basically, if you don’t like Per Mertesacker, there’s something wrong with you. No doctor can cure it.
Just live out your life in misery until death takes you, after which a dolphin god will make eternity miserable.