Per Mertesacker revealed his failure to win a league title was one of the biggest disappointments of his career.
- Mertesacker spoke to Sport Buzzer about his career
- He admitted disappointment at having never won a title
- Hinted that next season could be his last as a player
Speaking in an interview with Sport Buzzer, Per Mertesacker admitted he was disappointed with a failure to win a domestic title with Hannover 96, Werder Bremen or Arsenal but still believes he’s blessed in his career to have won trophies at club level and a World Cup with Germany.
When asked on what he was missing from his career, he said: “A championship. But I do not look back and think I missed something. I have more than I ever thought.
“As I was ending my time with the national team with the World Cup win, the FA Cup final victory with Arsenal could be a happy ending.”
Mertesacker recently said next season could be his last as a player as the physical and mental rigours of playing have caught up on him. He wouldn’t have played at all in 2016/17 if not for the red card Laurent Koscielny picked up in the final game of the season against Everton.
And with injuries to Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi, Mertesacker was suddenly drafted in for the FA Cup final against Chelsea. His performance in the final was outstanding and a sign that he could still play for Arsenal.
He’ll be hoping to play a part in a title challenge for Arsenal next season before he retires.