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Per Mertesacker | Defensemen | #4

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 198

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Arsenal have activated a clause in Per Mertesacker's contract that will tie him to the club for an additional season.
The extension of Mertesacker's contract will see the World Cup winner remain at the club, presumably as a reserve center back and mentor to rising players like Calum Chambers and Rob Holding, through the summer of 2018. Beyond that point, the Gunners will likely have decided if Chambers and/or Holding are good enough to play at the club. If they are, then the club should be set at center back for the foreseeable future. If not, they will have Mertesacker's salary coming off the books to help pay for a replacement. Jan 19 - 10:16 AM

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