Vine: Per Mertesacker atones for his mistake with an equaliser against Wigan 7 years ago

Vine: Per Mertesacker atones for his mistake with an equaliser against Wigan

After giving away a penalty, this goal meant a lot to the big German

Arsenal found themselves behind thanks to a penalty from Jordi Gómez after a poor tackle from Per Mertesacker, and with their first trophy in years on the line, they needed a big performance to get back in the game.

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The German wasn't going to let that get his head down though, and as Arsenal ramped up the pressure, it was beginning to look like a goal was inevitable. A fine save from Scott Carson coupled with a fantastic goal-line clearance kept Wigan's advantage alive, but Arsenal remained camped in Wigan's half, eventually getting the reward for their efforts through Mertesacker, who atoned for his mistake with a vital goal.

He seemed pretty happy afterwards too.