Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker has revealed that his priority is getting a new deal from his employers.
He disclosed that his immediate dream is to remain in England with Arsenal. This comes amid speculation that the player might return to Germany. The 32-year old player is in the last year of his Arsenal deal but has not featured for the London-based outfit this summer since his injury this summer. With the additions in the squad, he would find it difficult getting a starting role again despite being the captain.
“A new Arsenal contract has absolute priority for me. But no dates have been set [for talks]. Arsenal has the highest priority for me. Everything else is pure speculation, and I won’t join the discussion,” Mertesacker told Spox.
Shkodran Mustafi has partnered well with Laurent Koscielny since his arrival at the Emirates. The stability the team is enjoying might not be usurped when the German returns. This makes it difficult for the club to consider giving the player a new deal. Hannover and Werder Bremen are the leading sides chasing Mertesacker for his signature, but the player says he wants to stay put at Arsenal. Continue reading “MERTESACKER MAKES NEW ARSENAL CONTRACT PRIORITY”→
The renowned former captain of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has come to terms to join Manchester City in replacement of Pep Guardiola.
Arteta left towards the end of last season due to expiry of the contract. He has decided to retire as a captain and take his career to the next level in coaching. The 34 year old was offered a role as a coach in the academy of Arsenal but he has agreed to join Guardiola with Manchester City. Guardiola and Arteta have been good friends since their learning days in Barcelona academy.
Aaron Ramsey would be taking over the No.8 shirt of Mikel Arteta at the next season of Arsenal as per the announcement made by the club. Ramsey is said to switch from No 16 shirt that he wore in his previous matches and consider Arteta’s shirt as the Spaniard will leave the club to get into coaching this summer. Well, Ramsey is the 2nd player who would change shirt for the upcoming season and Alexis Sanchez will take over No.7 shirt of Tomas Rosicky.
Mikel Arteta has been a renowned footballer who is known for his misleading skills and playing for Arsenal club. Although he started his career as a trainee at FC Barcelona, he was moved to Paris Saint Germain during the French League. Arteta discovered his love for football and began to hone his technical finesse. Continue reading “Arteta To Join Manchester City”→