The new question floating around the Emirates stadium is what will happen in the challenge between Arsenal’s striker Robin Van Persie and central defender Per Mertesacker when Per’s Germany will meet Robin’s Netherlands at the EURO 2012.
When asked about RVP’s opinion when he heard of the results, Mertesacker replied:
“He said he would be happy to see me next summer!” Per told Arsenal.com “That was the first thing he said after the draw.
“This is not a friendly though, it’s a tough game and therefore both of us want to go through the group stage.
“It will be very tough to stop Robin. [Sometimes he plays on the right for Holland but] I think his best position is in the front, in the middle. There he can use his unbelievable skills. He is so reliable in scoring goals it is incredible.
“It’s a good group, obviously it’s one of the best at the Euros. I’m looking forward to playing those big teams and players like Robin.”
Robin is likely to have Huntelaar by his side to help him while Mertesacker will probably pair up with Hummels in the attempt to keep the Dutch strikers as far away as possible and stop them from scoring.