A prank handshake with Per Mertesacker at the Emirates angered the Arsenal defender
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VIDEO: Prank handshake with Per Mertesacker at the Emirates angers Arsenal defender

Veteran defender doles out a series of dirty looks.


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A video has emerged of a prank handshake with Per Mertesacker before Arsenal’s Champions League tie with Bayern Munich at the Emirates last week that appeared to quite upset the veteran centre-back.

The suited German, sidelined with a knee injury, can be seen strolling towards the home bench in the wake of Steve Bould as the participating players ready themselves on the pitch behind them.

Noticing a young fan recording the moment on his phone and holding out his hand, Mertesacker stopped to shake it.

But the supporter pulls it away in the style of a classic gag.

This seemed to anger the Arsenal defender, who can be seen almost squaring up to the handshake prankster before perhaps thinking better of it.

A series of dirty looks were doled out instead.