Per Mertesacker

Born: September 29, 1984 (age 32)

Height: 6'6" (198cm)

Hometown: Hannover, Germany
Nationality: Germany German

Position: Centre-back
Team: Arsenal (no. 4)
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Career History
Youth1995-2003Hannover
Senior2003-2006Hannover
2006-2011Werder Bremen
2011-Arsenal
International2004-2014Germany
Sports Mole has 777 articles about Per Mertesacker. Articles 1 to 40:
A pensive Arsene Wenger during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on December 13, 2016
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal have a virus in the camp'
Arsene Wenger reveals that a virus, possibly food poisoning, has swept through the Arsenal camp on their pre-season tour of China.
Jul 19, 22:55
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring against Southampton in the Premier League on May 10, 2017
Per Mertesacker "very confident" Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal
Per Mertesacker is confident that teammate Alexis Sanchez will commit his future to Arsenal once returning from his short break away.
Jul 16, 10:21
Arsene Wenger strikes a pose on September 24, 2016
Arsene Wenger hails Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock impact
Arsene Wenger heaps praise on Arsenal youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock, admitting that both players are "very close to the first team".
Jul 13, 18:44
Arsene Wenger strikes a pose on September 24, 2016
Result: Alexandre Lacazette nets as Arsenal see off Sydney FC
Arsenal beat Sydney FC 2-0 at the ANZ Stadium to get their pre-season campaign off to a winning start, courtesy of goals from Per Mertesacker and Alexandre Lacazette.
Jul 13, 12:56
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in action during the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Live Commentary: Sydney FC 0-2 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sydney FC, as the Gunners kicked off their pre-season campaign with a well-earned victory.
Jul 13, 10:00
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker "excited" about final season before retirement
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says that he is "excited" ahead of his final season as a player before taking over the club's academy next summer.
Jul 11, 22:47
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker: 'Alexis Sanchez to stay at Arsenal'
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker insists that unsettled forward Alexis Sanchez will stay with the Gunners this summer.
Jul 11, 16:27
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Per Mertesacker to become Arsenal academy boss
Arsenal announce that defender Per Mertesacker will take charge of the club's academy in 2018.
Jul 7, 12:19
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil used in Arsenal kit promo despite transfer rumours
Arsenal quieten speculation surrounding Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil by using them in the club's promotional ad for their new kit.
Jun 21, 12:17
Calum Chambers during a training session ahead of the Champions League clash between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Calum Chambers heaps praise on Per Mertesacker
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers says that Per Mertesacker has been a 'great mentor' to him during his time at the Emirates Stadium.
Jun 19, 14:56
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez feature in 'leaked Arsenal kit launch'
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are used in what appears to be Arsenal's 2017-18 home kit launch, while Olivier Giroud - another with an uncertain future - is also present.
Jun 16, 22:05
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Per Mertesacker in talks with Arsenal over non-playing role
Per Mertesacker reveals that he will retire this summer and potentially take up a non-playing role at Arsenal.
Jun 3, 16:46
Krystian Bielik of Arsenal
Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik open to staying in Championship
Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik confesses that he still 'lacks experience' and would like to spend more time in the Championship next season.
Jun 2, 17:26
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Will Arsenal stars now sign fresh terms after new deal for Arsene Wenger?
Manager Arsene Wenger will now stay at Arsenal for another two years, but what does that mean for the many players who will be out of contract next summer?
Jun 1, 09:56
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal (r) celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Per Mertesacker of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal FC and GNK Dinamo Zagreb at Emirates Stadium on November 24, 2015
Per Mertesacker: 'We went to work on Diego Costa during FA Cup final'
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker applauds his side's management of Diego Costa following the club's FA Cup final success over London rivals Chelsea.
May 29, 16:10
Rob Holding applauds during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 7, 2017
Rob Holding 'lost for words' after FA Cup win over Chelsea
Arsenal defender Rob Holding admits that he was "lost for words" after helping the club to secure a record 13th FA Cup crown with victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
May 28, 15:35
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Arsene Wenger hails "unbelievable attitude" of Per Mertesacker
Arsene Wenger believes that Per Mertesacker is a "fantastic example for any young professional football player", having produced a stellar display after 13 months out.
May 28, 11:39
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker: 'I didn't feel any pressure in FA Cup final'
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker believes that he proved he is still capable of playing at the highest level with his performance in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
May 27, 22:35
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Antonio Conte hails "special" Per Mertesacker performance
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reserves special praise for Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker following his performance in the Gunners' FA Cup final victory at Wembley.
May 27, 21:42
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Team News: Per Mertesacker starts for Arsenal
Per Mertesacker returns for Arsenal as they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
May 27, 16:33
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Per Mertesacker grateful for Arsenal 'trust'
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker says that he is grateful for the faith and trust shown in him by the club during his lengthy spell on the sidelines.
May 27, 15:10
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Per Mertesacker: 'I have never played in a back three'
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker admits that he has never played in a back three before ahead of his expected inclusion in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
May 27, 14:41
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Chelsea.
May 26, 17:20
Michy Batshuayi in action for Chelsea on August 20, 2016
Why Michy Batshuayi should replace Diego Costa for FA Cup final
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has spent the majority of the season on the substitutes' bench, but he should get the nod over Diego Costa for the FA Cup final.
May 25, 08:54
Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs and Southampton's James Ward-Prowse during the Premier League match on May 10, 2017
Kieran Gibbs 'adds to Arsenal injury woes ahead of FA Cup final'
Kieran Gibbs reportedly remains doubtful for Arsenal's FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea, potentially leaving the Gunners without a number of defensive options.
May 24, 22:43
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker ready to be called upon for FA Cup final
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says that he is ready to play if called upon for the FA Cup final.
May 24, 18:08
A pensive Arsene Wenger during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on December 13, 2016
Marcus McGuane joins Arsenal training ahead of FA Cup final
Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane joins first-team training ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final with Chelsea.
May 24, 16:13
Danny Welbeck celebrates finding the winner during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
Team News: Danny Welbeck up front for Arsenal
Danny Welbeck starts ahead of Olivier Giroud as Arsenal welcome Everton.
May 21, 14:06
Mohamed Elneny shows his frustration during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
Team News: Three changes for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger makes three changes as Arsenal welcome West Ham United to the Emirates.
Apr 5, 18:47
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Sunday's mouth-watering Premier League clash between troubled Arsenal and Manchester City as the battle for a top-four spot continues.
Mar 31, 22:03
Arsene Wenger subs off Alexis Sanchez during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Lincoln City
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final clash as non-league Lincoln City look to continue their dream run by claiming the scalp of Arsenal at the Emirates.
Mar 9, 17:01
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Per Mertesacker: Arsenal "were not ready for a fight" in Munich
Per Mertesacker admits that Arsenal must "show a different face" in their return meeting with Bayern Munich following last month's heavy defeat in Bavaria.
Mar 6, 16:14
Santi Cazorla of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
Arsenal 'extend Santi Cazorla contract'
Arsenal have reportedly exercised a one-year extension in Santi Cazorla's contract.
Jan 21, 13:11
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Arsenal trigger one-year contract extension for Per Mertesacker
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms that Per Mertesacker has agreed a one-year contract extension.
Jan 19, 10:12
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Per Mertesacker 'close' to new Arsenal deal
Arsenal are reportedly close to offering defender Per Mertesacker a one-year extension to his current contract.
Jan 17, 09:39
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Arsenal on December 18, 2016
Team News: Mesut Ozil back for Arsenal in one of two changes
Mesut Ozil returns to Arsenal's starting XI in one of two changes from last time out in the league, while Paul Clement also makes two Swansea City alterations.
Jan 14, 14:02
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Arsenal considering loan offers for defender Per Mertesacker?
Per Mertesacker could reportedly be on his way out of Arsenal this month, with the club keen to let him prove his fitness elsewhere ahead of offering him a new deal.
Jan 11, 14:02
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on August 29, 2015
Latest team news: Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion
The latest team news as Arsenal look to get back to winning ways against West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day.
Dec 24, 12:42
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on November 19, 2016
Preview: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Sunday's mouth-watering Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
Dec 16, 14:35
Arsene Wenger reacts during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Arsenal 'not planning January additions'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly reluctant to spend in January despite his side being on course for a genuine title challenge.
Dec 6, 16:56



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