Arsenal have been reveling in the ambiance of defensive solidity this term – the team has conceded only two goals in our last four league matches.
The defensive solidity exhibited by Mustafi and Koscielny at the heart of Arsenal’s defense has left not space for the other Arsenal centre backs.
Therefore, Arsenal Captain Per Mertesacker has admitted that he will consider his options soon, in a bid to play regularly.
In an exclusive interview with 101 Great Goals, the centreback admitted that he doesn’t know whether he’ll be staying or not.
“I don’t know [if I’ll be staying yet],” he admitted.
“My first priority is to get back to full fitness which will still take awhile. So let’s see…”
The German picked up an injury before the start of the season and Mustafi has clearly taken his position. He has to make a choice as to his career with Arsenal.
However, Werder Bremen have admitted that they already held initial talks with Mertesacker and speculation over his future grows.
Speaking to Bild, general manager, Frank Baumann, said, “In the course of the transfer of Serge, we talked about his future.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean that the conversation was anything other than a polite enquiry which was shut down by Mertesacker.
It doesn’t mean it was that either.
Per’s future will very much depend on what Arsenal want.
If they decide to keep him and offer him a new deal, I’ve no doubt that he will sign it.
Would they really make another player captain who they knew could leave the following season