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.
After missing two weeks with a virus, Per Mertesacker should be fully available for Week 5 against Stoke City.
Arsene Wenger could be forced into using Gabriel and Calum Chambers for the trip to Newcastle as doubts remain over the availability of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
Per Mertesacker is doubtful for Arsenal's Week 34 showdown with Chelsea at the Emirates after picking up an ankle injury against Reading in the FA Cup Semi-final.
An injury picked up by Per Mertesacker during the FA Cup win over Reading could hand Gabriel Paulista an extended run in the first team.
After being rested for Week 27 against Everton, Per Mertesacker may be rested again for Week 28 in order to give him an extended rest.
Per Mertesacker, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil were particularly poor as Arsenal went down 3-1 to Monaco at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger needs Per Mertesacker to be his rock with injuries continuing to rock the Arsenal defense and in Week 9 that's exactly what the German was.
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