There's been a while since I last wore this jersey. Years ago a beloved friend of mine managed to make me an astonishing surprise and get this jersey to be handsigned by my greatest German idol Per Mertesacker (@p_mertesacker), also known as Big Fucking German. Since then I treasured this shirt so much and I rarely used it myself, fearing for the worst to happen to it, as it means a lot to me not only because of my idol, but also because it represents my friend and all the effort he put into getting me this item. However, despite all the care, I couldn't avoid wearing it on specific days that marked great moments of Per during his career as a professional football player. I've been following and cheering for Per for years, and so, as another chapter of his life is being unfold for him, it was time for me to wear this jersey again. I am really proud that the BFG is going to head up the Arsenal Academy from autumn 2018 onwards and I am totally sure that he will contribute a lot to the new generations with all his experience and leadership. Per, this is your last season as a player, but your mission is not over. Your commitment to everything you do and specially to this club make you the great man you are. I wish you and your family all the best, always! Thanks, captain!
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