- Current club: Arsenal Under-23s and Academy
- Date of Birth: 29 September 1984
- Birthplace: Hanover, Hanover, West Germany
- Position: Defender, Centre-back, Centre back
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Per Mertesacker admits Arsenal made serious mistakes in the transfer market after Arsene Wenger’s departure
Per Mertesacker admits Arsenal are only just beginning to recover from the damage caused by the club’s disastrous mistakes in the transfer
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Arsenal's academy manager Per Mertesacker has acknowledged that Folarin Balogun could be loaned out at the turn of the year.
Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Omar Rekik from Hoffenheim ahead of the January transfer window.
After Man City have edged their way to the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool, both teams now still have two more games of their season to complete before the long slog is finally ever. Liverpool will take on Tottenham in the Champions League final, whilst Man City will play Watford in the FA Cup Final.
Arsenal are understood to have sealed the signing of Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos after agreeing on a £16m fee with the Bundesliga outfit.
Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of confirming Sokratis Papastathopoulos's transfer from Borussia Dortmund. The Greece international is said to have snubbed interest from Manchester United to join the Gunners.
Arsenal are reportedly set to compete with the likes of Marseille and Borussia Dortmund in the pursuit of Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia.
Real Madrid are reportedly leading Arsenal in the pursuit of Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal are reportedly lining up a summer move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as they seek to reinforce their backline ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking into a summer deal for Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez.
Arsenal begin their defence of the FA Cup with an away trip to Nottingham Forest in the third round. The Gunners come into the game on the back of a eight-match unbeaten run, though only three of those matches have resulted in victories.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Nacho Monreal an ankle problem during Friday night's 3-3 draw versus Liverpool in the Premier League.
Arsenal will look to end their recent winless streak in the Premier League when they take on West Ham United in Wednesday's London derby.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is likely to ring in the changes when they host BATE Borisov in the final Europa League group game. The Gunners are already through to the last-32 of the competition, and the manager will be expected to play a second-string side as he has done for most of the initial phase.
Premier League duo Manchester City and Arsenal are reported to be planning a fresh attempt to pursue West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans in the New Year.
Arsenal will look to claim their first win at the Etihad Stadium in more than two years when they face off against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Arsenal will look to maintain their winning momentum when they host Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes Mesut Ozil is unhappy with manager Arsene Wenger after the club underspent during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal will seek to return to winning ways when they take on Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Tuesday night. The Gunners recently suffered a 2-1 league defeat to Watford, and Arsene Wenger will want a reaction from his side in Belgrade - prior to this weekend's trip to Everton.
Arsenal club-captain Per Mertesacker has insisted that star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are focused on their first-team duties despite approaching the final months of their respective contracts.
Arsenal will make the long trip to Belarus to take on BATE Borisov in a Europa League group stage game on Thursday night. The Gunners are currently on a five-match unbeaten streak, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping to extend the run with a positive performance at the Borisov Arena.