31-Year-Old Defender Arsenal Premier
|Most Popular Fantasy Soccer Stats||Additional Stats|
|Season||Team||Mins||Goals||Assists||Shots||SOT||Pass Com.||Acc. Cross||Crosses||Tckls Won||Fouls Won||2015 Proj.||Arsenal||2790||1||0||14||4||1404||0||1||30||17|
Mertesacker was shown red in the 18th minute of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
The big German, who is not known as the swiftest center back in the Premier League, was caught a bit out of position and denied Diego Costa a clear scoring chance, leaving the referee no choice but to show him red. While there wasn't as much contact as Costa led on, few could argue with the decision to send him off. Given the play wasn't overly violent, Mertesacker will only be suspended for one match, which he will serve during Saturday's FA Cup match against Burley, allowing him to not miss any Premier League time.