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Per Mertesacker extends contract with Arsenal

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Per Mertesacker

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that German defender Per Mertesacker has penned a one-year contract extension with the club.

The World Cup-winning central defender has not played for the Gunners this season due to injury but has extended his stay at the club till June 2018

Mertesacker’s current contract was due to expire in June, but the north London club have taken up an option to keep hold of him for an extra season.

He joins Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin who recently extended the contract at the club 

Wenger revealed, “It’s an option we’ve taken on Per Mertesacker. He’s back in training, not with the squad, but he’s maybe two weeks away now.

“We have a number of games and it’s important to have our experienced players back.”

The manager, however admitted that nothing more has been said concerning the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.


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