However, the ex-German international remains a key figure in the Gunners dressing room and took part, alongside Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in a recent Q&A session with a season ticket holder.
All three players were asked to typical question, “if you weren’t a professional footballer, what profession would you do?”
Oxlade-Chamberlain admitted he’d probably still be a sportsman and that Welbeck’s skills on the microphone would make him an ideal backup rapper.
Mertesacker was less transparent despite his teammates claiming he could have been a great “rocket scientist”.
The World Cup winner’s answered that he was always good when it came to his studies, until “the accident happened and the big guy turned into a footballer.”
Mertesacker’s contract at Arsenal runs out in 2018, with the defender expected to leave north London in search of either a coaching position or more minutes on the pitch.
However, the big defender has been a fantastic servant of the club since joining in 2011, meaning if he were to leave, he’d surely do so with the blessing of the Arsenal fans.