Arsenal TRIO defy Wenger

Arsenal trio Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil exclusively told BT Sport for its Man City vs Arsenal programme tomorrow a few club secrets…

What do you like most about England?

Lukas Podolski – I like the mentality of the people here. The fans, the normal people on the street. It’s a big city with a lot of things to do. I feel very relaxed here.

Who is your sporting hero Lukas?

Lukas Podolski – there are a few. Boxing, I like Mike Tyson. And I like F1 so, Michael Schumacher. And I like Ronaldo, but the Brazilian one!

If someone made a film of your life, which actor would you like to play you?

Mesut Ozil – Lukas and Brad Pitt!

If you were going to sing a song in karaoke, what would it be?

Per Mertesacker – Its DJ Otzi, Hey Baby, I wanna know if you’ll be my girl. (then he sings…)

If you could throw a dinner party for anyone, who would the guests be?

Lukas Podolski – I cook for myself, its better. You make a party for yourself. I only have a small house, a party for yourself and your family.

Is it true there is a German chef here at Arsenal?

Lukas Podolski – Yes. Per always orders something special. German tomato soup!

And you (Lukas)?

Lukas Podolski – Special sausages! Kebab. Doner.

I cannot imagine Arsene Wenger allows this kind of thing?

Lukas Podolski – [we do things] behind doors, behind back doors. No one is allowed to get into the kitchen apart from the Germans!

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