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During Sunday morning’s FA Community Shield matchup between Arsenal and Chelsea, centre back Per Mertesacker attempted to defend a cross and took a nasty elbow across the top of his nose.

That resulted in the the 6’6″ German laying in a heap as a bloody mess.

At the half, the match is scoreless.

The EPL season gets rolling again on Friday, with Arsenal matching up against the 2015-16 champions, Leicester City.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of theĀ all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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