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 806 articles about Per Mertesacker. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Calum Chambers of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015
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
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: '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
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: '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 view of Vicarage Road Stadium under going Renovations to the East Stand prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Sheffield Wednesday at Vicarage Road on December 14, 2013
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
General view outside the Emirates Stadium before the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers on September 24, 2011
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
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 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
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 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
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



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