Arsenal's Per Mertesacker is the best defender in the Premier League on FIFA 16

Per Mertesacker

We're still a bit baffled as to why this is a thing...

We love this time of year, there's loads of football on the telly, pumpkin spice lattes are back in Starbucks and the new FIFA is released!

And with the new FIFA coming out, that means that there are loads of new ratings for our favourite Premier League players. While some are surprising, some are great and some are a bit terrible  – however, we reckon some are just really, really bizarre. 

Like the rating of Arsenal's mega tall World Cup winner, Per Mertesacker. While we think he's great and is brilliant at pulling funny faces, we're a bit confused as to his new rating.

It turns out that the German BFG is now the highest rated defender in the Premier League, and the 6th highest across all the leagues in the game! 

Now, sure he had a decent season, but we're still a bit shocked not to see John Terry further up the table, in fact he doesn't even make the top ten! 

One thing for sure, though, because he's slower than Arsene Wenger on deadline day, we doubt we'll be seeing anyone using him. 

What do you think? Is he the best defender in the Premier League? 


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