The instant impact of summer signing Shkodran Mustafi has had the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern dancing on the pool tables.
Finally, the Gunners have a resolute defender to call upon as a top-class partner for Laurent Koscielny at long last.
One man forgotten amongst their burgeoning partnership is Per Mertesacker.
Club captain, the World Cup-winner has seemingly been replaced by a younger model after failing to wholly convince last term.
Injuries and a lack of form saw his stock drop after previously being one of the first names on the teamsheet.
With that in mind, comments made by the 32-year-old to German outlet Kicker have done little to scare the North London locals.
After losing his place to his compatriot, the former Werder Bremen ace has revealed he could consider leaving the Emirates when January rolls around.
Out of contract next year, Mertesacker has hinted he could be open to an emotional Bundesliga return and will start weighing up his options in the New Year.
“My contract with Arsenal expires next year, and I would it quite like to change something”, he said.
“I imagine, what prospects can open up for me and the family, also in Germany, and I think that from January these thoughts are very intensified.
”It’s for expiring contracts then also so that one off this time can listen other things. I’m completely open. ”
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