Arsene Wenger banks on Per Mertesacker to fix fine mess

There is even a rule on clothing that should be worn by Arsenal players, who risk £100 penalties for sporting "inappropriate" items.

updated: January 23, 2013 11:00 IST
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London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his faith in German economic efficiency on Tuesday by saying it was the reason why defender Per Mertesacker had become the club's debt collector.

Asked why the Germany international was responsible for rounding up fines from fellow players who fell foul of the club's internal disciplinary rules, Wenger joked: "The Germans do well economically and we respect that.

"They are the only ones that make money in Europe. That's why we've chosen a German," the Frenchman added of the 85-times capped Mertesacker.

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