Okay, we're taking the mick, but this is a cracking little snap of the Germany forward having fun with a supremely talented seal in his hometown of Cologne:
The former Bayern Munich and Cologne man took to Instagram to big up his new friend, posing for a team shot with the whiskered, semi-aquatic mammal, who he tipped as a Gunners star of the future:
That is great technique isn't it? Certainly an upgrade on Nicklas Bendtner....
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