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
Career History
Youth1995-2003Hannover
Senior2003-2006Hannover
2006-2011Werder Bremen
2011-Arsenal
International2004-2014Germany
Sports Mole has 816 articles about Per Mertesacker. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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 praises Arsenal youngsters following EFL Cup win
Arsenal veteran Per Mertesacker lavishes praise on the club's youngsters after they featured against Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Cup.
Sep 21, 22:00
A shaven-headed Jack Wilshere in action during the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on September 20, 2017
Per Mertesacker: 'We saw vintage Jack Wilshere'
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is full of praise for Jack Wilshere after the midfielder makes his first Gunners start in almost 500 days.
Sep 21, 10:41
Jack Wilshere warms up ahead of the Europa League game between Arsenal and FC Koln on September 14, 2017
Team News: Jack Wilshere starts for Arsenal in EFL Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers
Jack Wilshere starts for Arsenal in tonight's EFL Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates.
Sep 20, 18:50
Alexis Sanchez in action during an Arsenal training session on September 13, 2017
Team News: Alexis Sanchez starts for Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez starts for Arsenal as they welcome FC Koln to the Emirates in the Europa League.
Sep 14, 18:58
Shkodran Mustafi slides in Robert Lewandowski during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Inter Milan make contact with Arsenal over Shkodran Mustafi?
Inter Milan reportedly show an interest in signing Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi before the end of the current transfer window.
Aug 18, 10:20
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on August 11, 2017
Preview: Stoke City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's Premier League meeting between Stoke City and Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium.
Aug 17, 15:47
Theo Walcott celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Arsenal's Theo Walcott: 'Sead Kolasinac is an absolute animal, he's perfect'
Arsenal star Theo Walcott says that Sead Kolasinac is an "absolute tank" and will be "perfect" for the Premier League.
Aug 8, 10:43
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Arsene Wenger delighted by Sead Kolasinac display at Wembley
Arsene Wenger talks up the potential of versatile defender Sead Kolasinac, but confesses that he "had a hesitation" about using him against Chelsea.
Aug 7, 15:47
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 accepts Gary Cahill apology after aerial collision
Per Mertesacker appreciates that Gary Cahill went out of his way to apologise following their clash of heads during the first half of Sunday's Community Shield match.
Aug 7, 15:33
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Result: Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties to win Community Shield
Arsenal win the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium after beating Chelsea 4-1 in a penalty shootout.
Aug 6, 16:11
Theo Walcott celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Result: Goals galore as Theo Walcott shines in Arsenal win over Benfica
Theo Walcott scores twice as Arsenal romp to a 5-2 win over pre-season opponents Benfica in the Emirates Cup.
Jul 29, 18:09
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

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