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Profile of the German footballer Per Mertesacker, who currently plays as a defender at Arsenal. The 31-year old player Mertesacker joined Arsenal from and wears the number 4 shirt.

Per Mertesacker
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        (Squad number 4)

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Per Mertesacker Career
2003–2004Hannover 96 II16(1)
2003–2006Hannover 9674(7)
2006–2011Werder Bremen146(12)
2011–Arsenal125(5)

2003Germany U202(0)
2004Germany U213(0)
2004–2014Germany104(4)

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Per Mertesacker : Arsenal News
“Not only do I believe that the leadership argument is a little overblown – Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Coquelin and Sanchez are all emotional and accomplished players capable of leading – but I also believe that this is a poor use of funds.”
 paininthearsenal.com Yesterday
“Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has described his love for the Gunners as “authentic” after he signed a one-year contract extension with the club.”
 squawka.com Yesterday
“Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker insists he is very humble to extend his contract. The Gunners triggered a one-year extension in the defender's Emirates deal earlier this week, keeping him at the club until the end of next season.”
 Mirror 2 days ago
“Granit Xhaka believes Per Mertesacker remains Arsenal’s “leader” despite not having played for the club since April.”
 London Evening Standard 2 days ago
“Granit Xhaka believes Per Mertesacker is still the “real leader” at Arsenal despite the captain missing all of the season to date due to a knee injury.”
 Football365 2 days ago
“Granit Xhaka believes Per Mertesacker is still the "real leader" at Arsenal despite the captain missing all of the season to date due to a knee injury.”
 Football 2 days ago
“Arsene Wenger says it was a “easy decision” to extend club captain Per Mertesacker’s Arsenal contract. Wenger confirmed on Thursday that the club had activated an option in Mertesacker’s contract that would keep him at the Emirates for another year.”
 London Evening Standard 2 days ago
“Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker insists he is “proud” to be a teammate of Laurent Koscielny. The centre-back pairing are among the Gunners’ most experienced players, with both men penning new contracts over the past fortnight.”
 squawka.com 2 days ago
“Koscielny put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with Arsenal last week as Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin also committed their futures to the club.”
 The Daily Express 2 days ago
“Per Mertesacker is no longer a regular fixture in the Arsenal lineup. However, Shkodran Mustafi’s comments prove that the German is still an integral member.”
 paininthearsenal.com 2 days ago
Per Mertesacker Career Honours
  • Werder Bremen: Bundesliga Runner-up: 2007–08
  • Werder Bremen: DFB-Pokal: 2008–09; Runner-up: 2009–10
  • Werder Bremen: DFB-Ligapokal: 2006
  • Werder Bremen: UEFA Cup Runner-up: 2008–09
  • Arsenal: FA Cup: 2013–14, 2014-15
  • Arsenal: FA Community Shield: 2015
  • Germany: FIFA World Cup: 2014; Third Place: 2006, 2010
  • Germany: European Championships: Runner-up: 2008
  • Germany: FIFA Confederations Cup: Third Place: 2005

    Source: wikipedia.org

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    Goalkeepers
    Matt Macey Emiliano Martinez
    David Ospina Petr Cech
    Defenders
    Mathieu Debuchy Carl Jenkinson
    Hector Bellerin Kieran Gibbs
    Nacho Monreal Rob Holding
    Per Mertesacker Gabriel Paulista
    Shkodran Mustafi Laurent Koscielny
    Midfielders
    Theo Walcott Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    Alex Iwobi Mesut Ozil
    Santi Cazorla Granit Xhaka
    Aaron Ramsey Mohamed Elneny
    Francis Coquelin Alexis Sanchez
    Forwards
    Yaya Sanogo Danny Welbeck
    Olivier Giroud Lucas Perez
    Chuba Akpom