German defender Per Mertesacker has effectively issued a come and get me plea to Arsenal after admitting that he was keen a move to the Premier League.
Mertersacker, one of Werder Bremen’s prized players, is out of contract next summer, and Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has admitted that he would sanction the sale and cash in on the player if Mertesacker said he wanted a switch.
Should Per say that he wants to try something different and it is interesting for us, then we will sit down together. We have enough defenders
Arsenal have been linked with plenty of defenders, including Mertesacker, this summer, but are yet to sign an established defender. Arsene Wenger’s only defensive signing has been young Carl Jenkinson, who hit the headlines for scoring a weird own goal in the Gunners’ pre-season friendly against Cologne.