Defender Mertesacker and his attacking teammate Podolski joked that they have to eat their desired meals behind closed doors after being asked about the German chef in Arsenal's ranks.
The pair told BT Sport for its coverage of tomorrow's clash between the Gunners and Manchester City, that soup and kebabs are sometimes on the menu.
Watch the German trio in the video below:
Watch the full BT Sport interview from noon on BT Sport 1 as part of its exclusive broadcast of Manchester City vs Arsenal. Visit btsport.com