As per the reports from Sky Sports, Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker could soon move to Bundesliga after not getting enough playing time in recent weeks.
His stint at The Emirates has been recently thwarted by injuries with the 32-year-old eager to move back to his former club Werder Bremen, which was confirmed by the Bremen skipper Clemens Fritz.
Speaking with Bild (via Sky Sports) Fritz claimed that he and Mertesacker have discussed the possibility of returning to Germany which could be a great thing for Bremen in particular.
Fritz said: “We’ve talked about it [a return to Bremen]. It would be a good thing for the club.”
Mertesacker a surplus to requirement?
It may have been a surprising move from Arsene Wenger when he decided to spend £35million on Skhodran Mustafi but the transfer has brought a stability to Arsenal’s back four.
On current form, Mertesacker would be Arsenal’s fourth choice centre-half behind Gabriel Paulista. Although the German is considering the option of renewing his contract with Arsenal, it may be in his best interest to move back to Bundesliga before it’s too late.