Why keeping Per Mertesacker at Arsenal is about more than just squad depth

While some have grumbled at the decision to activate a 12-month extension clause in Per Mertesacker’s contract, it may yet prove to be an astute move from the club. While the big German’s days as a starting centre back are more than likely over, barring a major injury crisis of course, a player of his … Continue reading Why keeping Per Mertesacker at Arsenal is about more than just squad depth

Experience alone makes Per Mertesacker worthy of a new Arsenal deal

From a contractual point of view, next summer will be an important one for Arsenal, with plenty of deals expiring or entering their last 12 months. The closest scrutiny will be, of course, on the future of Arsene Wenger, who is out of contract and, potentially, looking to secure another extension. The contracts of Mesut … Continue reading Experience alone makes Per Mertesacker worthy of a new Arsenal deal

Per Mertesacker still has future at Arsenal despite ‘disappointment’ at dropping to the bench

Arsenal centre back Per Mertesacker has spoken of his “disappointment” at finding himself on the bench in recent weeks – but insists he is staying positive and is ready should he be called upon again. The 31-year-old World Cup winner last turned out for the Gunners into the 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Watford on … Continue reading Per Mertesacker still has future at Arsenal despite ‘disappointment’ at dropping to the bench