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In the news today:
As the transfer window edges ever closer, Arsenal are still in search of that elusive defender that’s been craved for some 18 months.
One player that could fit that job description is German international, Per Mertesacker. The 26 year old has been talking up a move to England in the press and is known to be on Arsenal’s shortlist of options.
He told German newspaper, Bild: ‘For a national player it is a good thing to get experience of playing abroad.
‘I have said that England excites me.’
Mertesacker currently plays for Werder Bremen and would command a fee of around £7-10m. At 6’5, the giant centre-back could provide answers to the ongoing frailties defending set-pieces.