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Per Mertesacker

31-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  September 29, 1984    Birthplace:  Hannover, West Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 6"    Weight:  198 lbs    
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January 24, 2016    Per Mertesacker News

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Mertesacker was shown red in the 18th minute of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.

The big German, who is not known as the swiftest center back in the Premier League, was caught a bit out of position and denied Diego Costa a clear scoring chance, leaving the referee no choice but to show him red. While there wasn't as much contact as Costa led on, few could argue with the decision to send him off. Given the play wasn't overly violent, Mertesacker will only be suspended for one match, which he will serve during Saturday's FA Cup match against Burley, allowing him to not miss any Premier League time.

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January 18, 2016

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Mertesacker won a tackle and made one interception in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Stoke.

The lanky defender did little in the way of generating fantasy points Sunday, but his sound positional play helped the Gunners secure their 11th clean sheet in the league this season. Despite the prevalence of the clean sheets, Mertesacker is nearly completely reliant on them to make a fantasy impact, making him a dart throw of a play next week versus Chelsea.

October 24, 2015

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Mertesacker is not in the 18-man roster to face Everton on Saturday.

The reason for Mertesacker's absence hasn't been given, but Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel will partner in central defense.

September 26, 2015

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Mertesacker (illness) is starting Saturday at Leicester City.

Mertesacker missed over a month with the ailment, but he'll slot back into the starting XI, with Gabriel suspended.

September 19, 2015

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Mertesacker (illness) was left off the 18-man roster for Saturday's game against Chelsea.

Mertesacker has been held out by an illness for a month and his inability to play Saturday is not all that surprising despite the slight glimmer of hope he'd make his long-awaited return against Chelsea. He'll wait another week while Gabriel continues to fulfill starting duties.

September 18, 2015

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Mertesacker (illness) is questionable for Saturday's match against Chelsea.

Mertesacker has missed nearly a month due to the ailment, and with Gabriel playing well in his absence, it's unclear if he will slot back into his starting spot alongside Laurent Koscielny if he is deemed fit.

September 12, 2015

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Mertesacker (illness) is not in the 18-man squad to face Stoke City on Saturday.

Gabriel will partner Laurent Koscielny in the center of the Gunners' defense.

September 10, 2015

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Mertesacker is back in training after missing 18 days due to an illness, and he could be available for Saturday's game against Stoke City.

Gabriel has played very well in Mertesacker's absence, so it's unclear if the German will be able to slot right back into the starting lineup alongside Laurent Koscielny, who has been battling back soreness of late.