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Koscielny praises Mertesacker influence

April 22, 2013
By ESPN staff
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has lauded his partnership with fellow central defender Per Mertesacker ahead of the top-of-the-table clash against Manchester United on Sunday.

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And the Frenchman is predicting he and Mertesacker can keep former team-mate Robin van Persie from hurting his old club.

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