• Huge Arsenal boost as Wenger confirms return of key Gunners star

    Huge Arsenal boost as Wenger confirms return of key Gunners star

    Arsene Wenger has lauded the return to the club of Per Mertesacker after the former Germany international underwent knee surgery.

    The vastly experienced 32-year-old suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during pre-season and returned to his native Germany for an operation.

    Mertesacker is now back at the north London club’s training base where he is stepping up his rehabilitation. And although he is still unlikely to make his first team return for a number of months, Wenger believes Mertesacker’s mere presence will […]

  • Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker was never right for the Premier League, says Rio Ferdinand

    Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker was never right for the Premier League, says Rio Ferdinand

    Arsenal star Per Mertesacker looks set to leave the Emirates at the end of the season and Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand has had his say on the defender.

    Reports suggest two of Mertesacker’s former teams, Werder Bremen and Hannover 96, are keen on re-signing the 32-year-old when his contract expires next summer.

    Despite becoming a fan favourite during his 208 appearances for the Gunners, Ferdinand believes the German World Cup winner was never the right fit for the Premier League.

    Ferdinand, however, […]

  • Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker upbeat over injury recovery

    Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker upbeat over injury recovery

    Per Mertesacker has vowed to be “important” for Arsenal again after suffering a severe knee injury in a friendly in July.

    Mertesacker, 32, suffered the injury against Lens in late July. He has been sidelined ever since and is working on his comeback at a rehab clinic in Donaustauf, Germany.

    “I know that I need to allow myself time,” the Arsenal club captain told German football magazine kicker. “The more time I allow my knee, the longer I’ll be able to play […]