Arsene Wenger has indicated an interest in retaining veteran depth indicating that he wants both Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker back for another year at the club.
In his continued effort to return from a pre-season knee injury, Per Mertesacker has started full training but is still probably at least two weeks away.
Arsenal center-back Per Mertesacker said he is hoping to return to match action early in the New Year following knee surgery.
Arsenal are hoping to bring in some defensive cover after Arsene Wenger confirmed Per Mertesacker will be side-lined for "a few months" due to injury.
Arsene Wenger is expected to provide an update on Per Mertesacker this evening amid concerns that the German defender has been ruled out for the remainder of 2016.
Per Mertesacker will miss Arsenal's final two matches with a hamstring injury.
Per Mertesacker may have kicked his last ball for Arsenal after the defender limped off during Saturdays’ game against Norwich.
Arsenal played to their third draw in the last four games, putting them fourth in the table to end the week, as they played to a 0-0 final against a gritty Sunderland side.
Per Mertesacker has overcome the head injury that saw him exit Arsenal's FA Cup victory early.
Per Mertesacker left Arsenal's 4-0 win over Hull City on Tuesday with a cut over his eye. He may miss the Sunday FA Cup match but shouldn't miss any time in the league.
Arsenal were comprehensively beaten by Southampton at St. Mary's to remain second in the table.
Per Mertesacker was a late scratch for Arsenal's 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday due to an illness, Arsene Wenger indicated that the German is now available again.
The World Cup winner will be available for the League Cup version of the North London derby on Wednesday after recovering from his illness and after-effects of his auto accident.
Per Mertesacker will miss Arsenal's trip to Zagreb with conflicting reports related to an ongoing illness as well as a car crash today.