Mertesacker signs Arsenal contract extension
The World Cup-winning defender Per Mertesacker who is yet to feature for the Gunners this season due to injury has signed a contract extension and will remain with the club until June 2018.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the defender has signed a one-year contract extension with the Gunners.
The former Germany international’s current deal was due to come to an end in June, but the north London outfit have taken up an option to keep hold of him for an extra season.
Mertesacker is yet to feature this season due to an injury, though Wenger is hopeful he will be back in action in the coming weeks.
“It’s an option we’ve taken on Per Mertesacker. He’s back in training, not with the squad, but he’s maybe two weeks away now,” Wenger revealed.
“We have a number of games and it’s important to have our experienced players back.”
Wenger, meanwhile, admitted there were no further updates on the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who are both locked in contract talks amid reports they could leave the Emirates Stadium.