Video: Arsenal duo Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker’s samurai fight
Modern footballers and their play-acting, eh?
Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker treated a crowd gathered for a pre-season event in Japan to an exhibition of their samurai skills.
Dressed up as Japanese warriors, the pair bowed to the audience and to each other before starting a sword fight.
Once again, Mertesacker’s defensive vulnerability in a one-on-one situation was clear to see as Podolski emerged the victor.