The giant German is one of the players to have come under constant scrutiny this campaign and can sometimes appear to do no right. However, if you look at the statistical breakdown then you can see how important he has been to the north London outfit.
He is vastly experienced in topflight football and has proved himself on every stage in the game. However, his lanky, dangly, and somewhat awkward-looking style of play can easily cause him to be criticised.
Mertesacker has been an important part to Arsenal this season, there is no question about that.
Games played: 28
Average Shot Accuracy: 56%
Chances Created: 3
Pass Accuracy: 92%
Average Duels Won: 66%