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Fri Mar 16
Gooner Talk - Fri Mar 16 9:43 PM
With Per Mertesacker supposedly readying himself to hang up his boots after the 2017-18 campaign to claim a role in Arsenal’s academy set-up, the Gunners are understandably on the hunt for a successor for the pioneering German World Cup winner, and it’s believed that the Premier League club sent...
Mirror - Fri Mar 16 8:15 PM
The Arsenal captain will call it a day at the end of the season, and says he "can't wait to be free" from playing football
Wed Mar 14
Goal.com - Wed Mar 14 3:52 PM
The Frenchman has hailed the Germany international defender for his honesty after a candid interview with Der Spiegel
London Evening Standard - Wed Mar 14 2:24 PM
Arsene Wenger has told Per Mertesacker his eagerness to end his playing career will soon fade when the Arsenal captain confronts the realities of retirement.
Tue Mar 13
Daily Express - Tue Mar 13 5:49 PM
ARSENAL captain Per Mertesacker has seemingly played his final game of professional football.
Sky Sports - Tue Mar 13 4:32 PM
Alan Smith has credited Arsenal's Per Mertesacker for speaking candidly about the mental and physical "burden" professional football can bring.
Daily Mail - Tue Mar 13 4:15 PM
The 33-year-old defender confirmed he will retire from football to join Arsenal's backroom staff as an academy coach which he believes will allow him to finally 'live free' again.
Mirror - Tue Mar 13 2:19 PM
The 33-year-old will retire at the end of the season to become an academy coach at the Emirates
Goal.com - Tue Mar 13 11:36 AM
The Arsenal defender recently admitted that pressure at the top leaves him feeling sick, leading to questions of his suitability for coaching roles
Soccernet - Tue Mar 13 9:26 AM
Jupp Heynckes is confident Manuel Neuer will be back and ready to play for Germany at the 2018 World Cup. Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus has criticised Per Mertesacker for saying he was glad when the team went out of the 2006 World Cup because of the burden of pressure. In a wide-ranging...
Mon Mar 12
Mirror - Mon Mar 12 9:38 AM
The World Cup winner is hanging up his boots at the end of the season to become the Gunners' academy chief
Metro - Mon Mar 12 8:17 AM
Incredibly honest interview from the Arsenal skipper.
Sun Mar 11
Sky Sports - Sun Mar 11 11:22 AM
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says he would rather not play for Arsenal again because of the physical and mental "burden" professional football brings with it.
RedCafe.net - Sun Mar 11 10:40 AM
A good interview with a bright man, giving an interesting look into the life of a footballer. http://news.arseblog.com/2018/03/pe he-physical-and-mental-ordeals-of-his-career/ “My body is finished. Everyone says I should enjoy the last year, play as much as possible, take everything in. I’d rathe...
London Evening Standard - Sun Mar 11 10:11 AM
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has revealed how the burden of needing to perform on a match day brings him close to throwing up.
Arseblog - Sun Mar 11 9:07 AM
Arsenal face Watford today in the Premier League looking to make it two wins in a week. Waking up Monday morning to a good performance and three points would be very welcome, and there’s a element of revenge in the build-up to today’s game. Not necessarily just for Troy Deeney who felt empowered...
Soccernet - Sun Mar 11 6:22 AM
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has revealed how the burden of needing to perform on a match day brings him close to throwing up and that he would much
Sat Mar 10
Daily Mail - Sat Mar 10 11:24 PM
Arsenal defender and World Cup winner Per Mertesacker has revealed how the burden of needing to perform on a match day brings him close to throwing up.
Irish Independent - Sat Mar 10 11:09 PM
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has revealed how the burden of needing to perform on a match day brings him close to throwing up.
Goal.com - Sat Mar 10 6:39 PM
The nerves that come with big fixtures leave the Arsenal defender with his stomach in knots and his eyes watering
Thu Mar 1
Daily Express - Thu Mar 1 6:31 PM
ARSENAL captain Per Mertesacker reportedly led a stormy meeting without Arsene Wenger ahead of the Gunners’ game with Manchester City tonight.
Sat Feb 24
Goal.com - Sat Feb 24 3:57 PM
Questions have been asked of whether the playmaking pair can work together in the same side, but the Gunners skipper has no doubt that they can
Fri Feb 23
Fri Jan 26
Sport Review - Fri Jan 26 4:40 AM
Per Mertesacker has hailed Arsenal’s signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan after he was confirmed as a Gunners player this week. The 29-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the north London side after days of speculation linking him with a move to The Emirates. Mkhitaryan joins the...
Wed Jan 24
London Evening Standard - Wed Jan 24 6:05 PM
Henrikh Mkhitaryan's arrival has put a spring in the step of his new Arsenal team-mates, according to club captain Per Mertesacker.
Sat Jan 20
Mon Jan 8
Daily Star - Mon Jan 8 10:49 PM
PER MERTESACKER has slammed Arsenal’s flops for blowing their big chance.