Per Mertesacker

Born: September 29, 1984 (age 33)

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
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Career History
Youth1995-2003Hannover
Senior2003-2006Hannover
2006-2011Werder Bremen
2011-Arsenal
International2004-2014Germany
Sports Mole has 829 articles about Per Mertesacker. Articles 1 to 40:
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Per Mertesacker "quite emotional" after Arsene Wenger decision
Per Mertesacker is the latest Arsenal player to pay his respects to Arsene Wenger, who will step aside as manager next month following more than two decades at the club.
Apr 20, 14:02
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the Gunners' second during the Europa League quarter-final game between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow on April 5, 2018
Per Mertesacker: 'I was delighted for Alexandre Lacazette'
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says that he was "delighted" to see teammate Alexandre Lacazette get on the scoresheet after returning from injury.
Apr 11, 10:43
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker reveals video motivation was behind Arsenal's FA Cup final win
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker reveals that the players received inspiration from video tributes prior to their FA Cup win over Chelsea last season.
Mar 26, 22:18
General view outside The Emirates ahead of the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Arsenal 'quoted £35m for Benfica defender Ruben Dias'
Benfica reportedly set Ruben Dias's asking price at £35m amid interest from Arsenal.
Mar 21, 09:03
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Dietmar Hamann hits out at "disrespectful" Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker risks angering Arsenal fans and his teammates with his recent public comments, according to compatriot Dietmar Hamann.
Mar 19, 17:41
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker reveals 'secret' illness
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker reveals that he has experienced bouts of diarrhoea and sickness prior to matches throughout his career.
Mar 17, 10:24
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker opens up on football "burden"
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker opens about the "burden" he faces before a match as the German enters the final stages of his career.
Mar 11, 11:24
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsenal players 'hold crisis meeting without Arsene Wenger'
Per Mertesacker reportedly led a crisis meeting at Arsenal's training base on the back of Sunday's 3-0 loss to Manchester City in an attempt to save Arsene Wenger's job.
Mar 1, 09:09
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger keen on Jose Gimenez?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on signing Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez.
Feb 27, 15:22
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan brilliant to work with'
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says that teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan is "brilliant" to work with.
Feb 24, 13:00
Chris Smalling celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Arsenal quoted £25m by Manchester United for Chris Smalling?
Arsenal are reportedly told by Manchester United that they will have to pay £25m to sign defender Chris Smalling.
Feb 18, 10:49
Mathieu Debuchy in action for Arsenal in the EFL Cup on Dec 19, 2017
Arsenal to offer Mathieu Debuchy as makeweight for Jonny Evans?
Arsenal are reportedly considering offering defender Mathieu Debuchy as a makeweight in a deal to sign West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans.
Jan 27, 10:22
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal not good enough against Nottingham Forest'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that his side played poorly during their FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.
Jan 7, 18:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gary Brazil: 'Nottingham Forest should be beating teams like Arsenal'
Nottingham Forest caretaker manager Gary Brazil lavishes praise on his players following their 4-2 win over FA Cup holders Arsenal.
Jan 7, 18:34
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Result: Nottingham Forest hit four to dump Arsenal out of FA Cup
Nottingham Forest hand Arsene Wenger his first ever defeat in the FA Cup third round as the Championship outfit record a 4-2 victory at the City Ground.
Jan 7, 17:56
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Live Commentary: Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Nottingham Forest dump holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup with a 4-2 win at the City Ground.
Jan 7, 15:00
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsenal hold talks over signing Mainz 05 defender Abdou Diallo?
Arsenal reportedly hold talks with Mainz 05 over the potential signing of centre-back Abdou Diallo.
Dec 20, 18:05
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Arsenal braced for eight summer exits?
Arsenal are reportedly bracing themselves for the possibility of eight first-team players leaving the club in the summer.
Dec 16, 12:06
Shkodran Mustafi goes down injured during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Shkodran Mustafi close to return'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger suggests that it would be "a gamble" to include Shkodran Mustafi against Newcastle United, despite the defender having returned to training.
Dec 15, 09:23
West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on November 28, 2017
Arsenal, Manchester City want West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans?
Jonny Evans will be the subject of a transfer tug-of-war between Arsenal and Manchester City, according to reports.
Dec 1, 12:22
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Result: Below-par Arsenal fall to first Europa League defeat
Sehrou Guirassy nets a second-half penalty to earn FC Koln a 1-0 win against Arsenal, but it is not enough to prevent the Gunners finishing top of Group H.
Nov 23, 19:55
Danny Welbeck in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Sunderland on May 16, 2017
Team News: Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud lead Arsenal line away at Koln
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck starts for the Gunners as Arsene Wenger's men look to secure top spot in Group H in the Europa League away to Koln.
Nov 23, 17:04
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Preview: England vs. Germany
Sports Mole provides predicted starting XIs, team news and a full match preview for England's international friendly with Germany at Wembley.
Nov 8, 17:30
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Team News: Alex Iwobi replaces Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal at Manchester City
Arsene Wenger picks Alex Iwobi up front for Arsenal as Alexandre Lacazette drops to the bench ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Nov 5, 13:22
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Team News: Arsenal unchanged against Swansea City
Arsene Wenger names an unchanged lineup as Arsenal welcome Swansea City.
Oct 28, 14:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers returns to training
Arsenal welcome defender Calum Chambers back to full training following a month out injured with a hip injury sustained against Doncaster Rovers.
Oct 26, 17:32
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Jack Wilshere working on coaching badges
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere reveals that he and teammate Per Mertesacker have begun training for their coaching badges.
Oct 24, 18:30
Nikola Vlasic and Idrissa Gueye take on Mesut Ozil during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Per Mertesacker: 'Crucial that Arsenal hit back against Everton'
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker hails his side's "magnificent" game management skills after taking advantage of Idrissa Gueye's red card to thump Everton 5-2.
Oct 22, 17:31
Arsene Wenger watches on during the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on September 20, 2017
Preview: Red Star Belgrade vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole looks ahead to Thursday's Europa League Group H match between Red Star Belgrade and Arsenal in Serbia.
Oct 18, 15:20
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Per Mertesacker: 'Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez committed to Arsenal cause'
Per Mertesacker insists that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are committed to Arsenal despite uncertainty over their futures.
Oct 18, 09:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Per Mertesacker: 'I ignored Troy Deeney comments'
Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker insists that he paid no attention to Watford skipper Troy Deeney's comments after their encounter at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Oct 17, 14:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Per Mertesacker: 'Arsenal should have responded to wake-up call'
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker bemoans his side's inability to respond after being pegged back by Watford in a game that the Gunners would go on to lose 2-1.
Oct 15, 14:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Graham Poll: 'Watford penalty should not have been given'
Arsenal should not have had a penalty awarded against them in their 2-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday, according to former Premier League referee Graham Poll.
Oct 15, 10:33
Hull City manager Marco Silva during the Premier League match against Southampton on April 29, 2017
Result: Late Tom Cleverley goal earns Watford victory over Arsenal
Second-half goals from Troy Deeney and Tom Cleverley earn Watford a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League.
Oct 14, 19:27
Marco Silva gives orders during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Watford on August 19, 2017
Team News: Alexis Sanchez out for Arsenal against Watford
Alexis Sanchez sits out Arsenal's trip to Watford following his international exploits with Chile.
Oct 14, 16:39
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Live Commentary: Watford 2-1 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Watford's dramatic 2-1 win over Arsenal in their Premier League fixture at Vicarage Road.
Oct 14, 16:30
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Result: Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud net in Arsenal win over BATE Borisov
Arsenal net three goals in the opening 25 minutes to help earn a 4-2 victory away at BATE Borisov in the Europa League.
Sep 28, 19:50
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Live Commentary: BATE Borisov 2-4 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Arsenal's 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov in the Europa League.
Sep 28, 17:00
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Arsene Wenger tips Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal captaincy
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that midfielder Aaron Ramsey has improved his "technical qualities" enough to be considered a future captain.
Sep 24, 18:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Arsenal interested in Le Havre youngster Harold Moukoudi
Teenage Le Havre defender Harold Moukoudi is believed to be a transfer target for Premier League giants Arsenal.
Sep 24, 16:01

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