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Per Mertesacker: Arsenal captain reveals why he ’chokes so violently’ before every match

GETTY Per Mertesacker has played his final game of professional football Mertesacker is to retire at the end of the season and become Arsenal’s new academy manager. But the German has revealed how he is both physically and mentally at the end of his career already. Mertesacker says he cannot bare the pressure of playing anymore and feels physically sick before every match he plays. He revealed he then “chokes so violently until my eyes water”. "Everyone says I should enjoy the last year, to play as much as possible and take everything in,” Mertesacker told Spiegel. Related articles Arsenal fans blast Bellerin after Debuchy wins Ligue 1 award Arsenal news: Ray...
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