Report: Arsenal to offer Per Mertesacker new three-year contract

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Stoke during their Premier League match on September 22, 2013
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Arsenal are ready to offer Per Mertesacker a new three-year contract, according to a report.

Arsenal have lined up a new three-year contract for German international Per Mertesacker, according to a report.

The 29-year-old centre-back, who joined the Gunners from Werder Bremen in 2011, will be entering the final year of his current deal next season.

According to The Mirror, manager Arsene Wenger has been impressed by the 6'6" defender over the past nine months and is keen on tying him down to a new agreement.

Mertesacker scored in his side's recent 3-1 victory over Stoke City.

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna is congratulated by teammate Olivier Giroud after scoring his team's third goal against Stoke during their Premier League match on September 22, 2013
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