Per Mertesacker didn't deliver the sort of strong fantasy performance you'd expect in a week when Arsenal kept a clean sheet.
La Gazetta dello Sport is reporting that Arsenal have beaten Juventus and Roma to the signing of Greek international center back Kostas Manolas.
Germany XI: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Höwedes, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Müller, Kroos, Özil, Klose
Germany XI: Neuer; Mustafi, Mertesacker, Boateng, Howedes; Lahm, Schweinsteiger; Kroos; Ozil, Gotze, Muller.
Germany XI: Neuer; Boateng, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes; Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Kroos; Ozil, Podolski, Muller
Ghana XI: Dauda; Afful, Mensah, Boye, Asamoah; Rabiu, Muntari, Boateng; Atsu, A. Ayew, Gyan
Germany dominated in every phase of the game in a match that was decided by halftime as they roll over Portugal 4-0.
Arsenal players make up a full half of the non-Bundesliga contingent on Germany's final 23-man World Cup roster with Real Madrid, Chelsea and Lazio the other clubs outside of Germany represented.
Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky both committed their immediate futures to Arsenal as they signed for 3 years and one year respectively.
Arsenal take one point away from their scoreless draw against Chelsea (at Emirates Stadium) and now sit at the top of the table in a tie for 1st place alongside Liverpool with 36 points.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker scored a headed goal that provided the difference between Germany and England in an international friendly.
Per Mertesacker is available and expected to start for Arsenal in their match with Norwich City.
The big German defender has come down with an illness and did not make the trip to Sunderland with the Arsenal squad.