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Per Mertesacker

30-Year-Old Defender     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Illness    EST. RETURN:  9/12/2015
Birthdate:  September 29, 1984    Birthplace:  Hannover, West Germany
Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 6"    Weight:  198 lbs    
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August 29, 2015    Per Mertesacker News

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Mertesacker was unable to recover from his illness in time for Saturday's game against Newcastle.

Gabriel will get the start in Mertesacker's place alongside Laurent Koscielny, who recovered from his back injury.

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August 27, 2015

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Mertesacker is still sick, and he could miss Saturday's match against Newcastle.

Mertesacker was unable to play last weekend against Liverpool due to the ailment, which was made worse when Laurent Koscielny was ruled out with a back injury. Neither player has trained yet this week, so it's certainly possible that Arsenal could use Calum Chambers and Gabriel once again.

August 24, 2015

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Mertesacker is not in the 18-man squad to face Liverpool on Monday, because of an illness.

Mertesacker will get a rest Monday, with Laurent Koscielny also not in the squad. Calum Chambers and Gabriel will get the starts instead.

April 26, 2015

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Mertesacker (ankle) is starting Sunday against Chelsea.

Mertesacker was barely able to train this week because of the injury, but he'll slot back in alongside Laurent Koscielny against a Chelsea squad without Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf), while Didier Drogba is on the bench with an ankle injury.

April 23, 2015

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Mertesacker has been unable to train this week because of his ankle injury, and he is considered 50/50 to face Chelsea on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.

Mertesacker has been a rock in the center of defense for Arsenal this season, but if he is unable to play, Gabriel will get the start alongside Laurent Koscielny in his absence.

March 21, 2015

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Mertesacker is available off the bench for Saturday's match against Newcastle.

Mertesacker is simply getting a bit of a rest, with Gabriel starting in his place alongside Laurent Koscielny.

January 4, 2015

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Mertesacker scored the first goal in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Hull City in FA Cup play.

Mertesacker's goal came as his rare strikes usually do - from a corner. The Gunners like to utilize his size and physicality on set pieces, and although this particular goal didn't come on a crisp header from Mertesacker, it looks like a howler in the summary. His defensive play was strong throughout, a key for Arsenal on a day when Laurent Koscielny was rested.

August 23, 2014

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Mertesacker is in the starting XI for Arsenal's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday.

Mertesacker missed the league opener due to limited training following a World Cup victory with Germany, but he returns for Gameweek 2 against an Everton side that can score plenty of goals.