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Per Mertesacker

Born: September 29, 1984 (age 36)

Height: 6' 6" (198cm)

Hometown: Hannover, Germany
Nationality: Germany German

Position: Centre-back
Per Mertesacker
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Career History
Youth1995-2003Hannover
Senior2003-2006Hannover
2006-2011Werder Bremen
2011-2018Arsenal
International2004-2014Germany
Sports Mole has 842 articles about Per Mertesacker. Articles 1 to 40:
Steve Bould pictured on March 4, 2018
Arsenal confirm Steve Bould will leave club this summer
The double-winning defender, who spent six seasons as Arsene Wenger's number two, is to leave his role as under-23s boss.
Jun 22, 16:20
Marc Overmars pictured in April 2017
Marc Overmars 'interested in Arsenal return'
Arsenal legend Marc Overmars is reportedly keen to return to the club or former side Barcelona to work as a director of football.
Feb 5, 18:07
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta pictured on November 8, 2020
Arsenal 'agree to sign Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin'
Arsenal reportedly agree a deal to sign 18-year-old Hertha Berlin centre-back Omar Rekik during the January transfer window.
Nov 18, 12:41
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in action on February 27, 2020
Mesut Ozil agent launches attack on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Mesut Ozil's agent criticises Mikel Arteta's decision to leave the 32-year-old out of his Premier League squad and accuses the Gunners boss of not being truthful.
Oct 23, 23:44
Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg pictured on December 5, 2019
Freddie Ljungberg urges Arsenal to make swift managerial appointment
Arsenal have won just one of their last 12 games in all competitions.
Dec 16, 08:54
Mikel Arteta takes a Manchester City press conference on September 18, 2018
Per Mertesacker "would love" Mikel Arteta reunion amid Unai Emery speculation
Former Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker "would love" to see Mikel Arteta become the club's next manager amid speculation over the future of incumbent boss Unai Emery.
Nov 19, 09:59
Laurent Koscielny in action for Arsenal on November 29, 2017
Unai Emery names Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal captain
Laurent Koscielny is named Arsenal's skipper for the 2018-19 season, while Mesut Ozil is one of four players to take on vice-captaincy duties.
Aug 11, 16:19
Croatia's Domagoj Vida celebrates after the match against Ukraine on March 24, 2017
Arsenal 'to rival Liverpool, Everton, West Ham United for Domagoj Vida'
Arsenal reportedly enter the race to sign Besiktas and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, who is also wanted by Liverpool, Everton and West Ham United.
Jul 24, 09:45
Unai Emery in charge of PSG on April 6, 2018
Unai Emery to name five Arsenal captains
New Arsenal manager Unai Emery plans to name five captains ahead of the 2018-19 season once he gets to know his players better.
Jul 12, 16:58
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in action during his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City on April 1, 2018
Arsenal confirm Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere release
Arsenal officially confirm that Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere are being released from their contracts.
Jun 29, 14:28
Freddie Ljungberg pictured in 2013
Freddie Ljungberg appointed Arsenal Under-23 coach
Former Arsenal forward Freddie Ljungberg returns to the club to become the Under-23s head coach.
Jun 12, 12:10
Sokratis Papastathopoulos in action for Borussia Dortmund on December 16, 2017
Arsenal 'agree £16m deal for Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos'
Arsenal reportedly agree a deal worth £16m to bring Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos to the Emirates Stadium.
Jun 8, 19:22
Zinedine Zidane prior to Real Madrid's Champions League final clash against Liverpool at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev
Real Madrid 'to beat Arsenal to signing of Jose Gimenez'
Real Madrid reportedly leapfrog Arsenal in the race to sign Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez for £53m this summer.
May 30, 10:02
Mehdi Benatia playing for Bayern Munich in 2015
Arsenal 'interested in signing Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia'
Arsenal reportedly identify Juventus centre-back Mehdi Benatia as a possible transfer option this summer, but may need to pay more than £20m for his services.
May 29, 09:06
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Arenal confirm Petr Cech will take number one shirt for new season
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will take the number one shirt at the club for the 2018-19 season.
May 21, 21:38
Emre Can in action during the Champions League round-of-16 game between Liverpool and Porto on March 6, 2018
Premier League: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2018
Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Premier League this summer with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
May 17, 14:31
Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli in October 2017
Arsenal 'eyeing £53m Kalidou Koulibaly swoop'
Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £53m approach for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Barcelona.
May 14, 09:21
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Chelsea's Diego Costa during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Per Mertesacker thankful for "great ending" to Emirates career
Long-serving Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker describes entering the field for one last time at the Emirates Stadium as a "beautiful moment".
May 7, 22:24
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

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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