30-Year-Old Defender Arsenal Premier
Mertesacker scored the first goal in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Hull City in FA Cup play.
Mertesacker's goal came as his rare strikes usually do - from a corner. The Gunners like to utilize his size and physicality on set pieces, and although this particular goal didn't come on a crisp header from Mertesacker, it looks like a howler in the summary. His defensive play was strong throughout, a key for Arsenal on a day when Laurent Koscielny was rested.