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Per Mertesacker out for “a few months”

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that captain Per Mertesacker will miss the start of Arsenal’s Premier League campaign through injury.

The World Cup winner withdrew from the Gunners’ US tour with a knee injury, before Wenger confirmed that the German will be out for “a few months”.

Mertesacker’s injury could force Wenger into the market for another central-defender, whilst they could look at Shkodran Mustafi, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

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