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Per Mertesacker Biography

Per Mertesacker is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Arsenal and the German national football team. Mertesacker is a youth product of Hannover 96 and he made his senior league debut in November 2003. On 13 May 2006, he played his last game for Hannover 96 and fittingly scored the opening goal in a 2–2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen. In August 2006 Mertesacker moved to Werder Bremen in a €5 million transfer deal after a highly impressive performance in the 2006 World Cup, in which Germany finished 3rd. With Werder Bremen, Mertesacker has won a DFB-Pokal title and finished runner-up in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. In November, he scored his debut Champions League goal in a 1–0 win over Chelsea to end the Premier League winners' unbeaten streak in the season's competition. During the 2009- 10 season, he played 33 Bundesliga matches in total, scoring five goals in the process. In the 2010–11 season, Mertesacker made 30 Bundesliga appearances, scoring two goals. On 31 August 2011, Mertesacker signed on with Arsenal on a four-year contract. Mertesacker made his UEFA Champions League debut for Arsenal away against Borussia Dortmund, playing the full 90 minutes. He has won more than 75 international caps playing for Germany. He has also participated in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups and UEFA Euro 2008.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Per Mertesacker
Nationality Germany
Position Defender
Current Club Arsenal
Shirt Number 4
Career
Clubs
Arsenal Aug 2011 - Present
SV Werder Bremen Jul 2006 - Aug 2011
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896 Jul 2003 - Jun 2006
National
Germany Jan 2004 - Jul 2014
Stats
Clubs
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Arsenal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 UEFA Europa League 2 0 1 0 0 180
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 32
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
Premier League 1 1 0 0 0 90
2016/2017 FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 37
2015/2016 Premier League 24 0 0 1 1 2049
UEFA Champions League 6 0 0 0 0 483
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 213
League Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 90
2014/2015 Premier League 35 0 1 2 0 3150
UEFA Champions League 9 0 0 0 0 810
FA Cup 4 2 0 0 0 333
2013/2014 Premier League 35 2 0 3 0 3150
UEFA Champions League 10 0 0 1 0 900
FA Cup 6 1 0 0 0 555
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 120
2012/2013 Premier League 34 3 1 3 1 3028
UEFA Champions League 6 0 0 1 0 540
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 120
2011/2012 Premier League 21 0 0 2 0 1831
UEFA Champions League 5 0 0 0 0 450
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
Total 214 9 3 13 2 18881
SV Werder Bremen
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Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
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National
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Germany
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 8 2 0 0 0 720
World Cup 6 0 0 0 0 434
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 7 0 0 0 0 551
2010 South Africa World Cup 7 0 0 0 0 630
WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 0 0 630
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 8 0 0 0 0 720
European Championship 6 0 0 0 0 540
2006 Germany World Cup 6 0 0 0 0 600
2005 Germany Confederations Cup 5 1 0 0 0 480
Total 60 3 0 0 0 5305

Per Mertesacker Latest News & Articles

Premier League 2017/18: Watford 2-1 Arsenal, Player Ratings
Premier League 2017/18: Watford 2-1 Arsenal, Player Ratings
Arsenal failed to win away again; Watford scored an injury-time winner again.
7 attributes of an ideal centre-back
7 attributes of an ideal centre-back
The traits that make a centre-back truly world-class.
FA Cup Final 2016/17, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings
FA Cup Final 2016/17, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings
The underdogs Gunners triumph over the newly crowned Premier League winners, to end a disappointing season on a positive note.
FA Cup Final, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points
FA Cup Final, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points
Arsenal became the most successful side in the FA Cup after their win over Chelsea last night.
10 player situations that Arsenal need to sort this summer
10 player situations that Arsenal need to sort this summer
Sanchez, Ozil and Wilshere; what will Arsenal do with these and several other players after missing out on the Champions League?
FA Cup 2016/17: 5 reasons why Chelsea will beat Arsenal in the final
FA Cup 2016/17: 5 reasons why Chelsea will beat Arsenal in the final
Chelsea could have a field day tomorrow at Wembley against a beleaguered Arsenal side and complete the domestic double. Here's why!
Video: Slowest player in FIFA 17 revealed
Video: Slowest player in FIFA 17 revealed
No, Mertesacker is not the slowest in the game!
EPL 2016/17: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil yells at Alexis Sanchez and Monreal after loss to Chelsea
EPL 2016/17: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil yells at Alexis Sanchez and Monreal after loss to Chelsea
Sanchez and Monreal did not applaud Arsenal's away fans after the game.
Reports: Arsenal agree personal terms with Roma star
Reports: Arsenal agree personal terms with Roma star
Manolas has been a rock in Roma's defence for the past few seasons.
EPL 2016/17: Do Arsenal have the squad depth to achieve success?
EPL 2016/17: Do Arsenal have the squad depth to achieve success?
The Gunners currently sit 2nd in the Premier League and have qualified for the knockouts of the UEFA Champions League.
SK Social: Best social media posts of the day including Aubameyang trolling Dzeko and Papastathopoulos
SK Social: Best social media posts of the day including Aubameyang trolling Dzeko and Papastathopoulos
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was bemused by Edin Dzeko pulling down Kyriakos Papadopoulos' shorts during a World Cup qualifier.
Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal on high alert after Kostas Manolas snubs new contract
Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal on high alert after Kostas Manolas snubs new contract
Kostas Manolas joined AS Roma in 2014.
Werder Bremen interested in signing Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker
Werder Bremen interested in signing Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker
The German is nearing the end of his contract and has admitted he might look for a new club
Distance running legend Mo Farah wants to become Arsenal fitness coach
Distance running legend Mo Farah wants to become Arsenal fitness coach
Mo Farah is four-time Olympic gold medallist and a passionate and long-time Arsenal fan.
Laurent Koscielny a major doubt for Champions League opener
Laurent Koscielny a major doubt for Champions League opener
Arsenal is set to miss defender Laurent Koscielny for their opening Champions League match against PSG.
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