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Per says Premier League is the best

Arsenal defender says he is loving playing his football in England

Per Mertesacker was a regular starter before picking up an injury in February

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says that playing in the Barclays Premier League is a great challenge because it has the "best players".

"In general you are playing the best players in the world. "You always have to perform at a high level," he told Arsenal's website.

"It is at a constant level and that is what makes the Premier League so good and so sharp."

Key Points

  • Mertesacker says playing in the Barclays Premier League is a real challenge
  • But the German says the League has the 'best players'
  • Per says the play is at a 'constant level' in the League