Per Mertesacker could return from illness to face Tottenham in the kids cup this week.
After spending 18 days in bed with a chest infection, the BFG has taken some time to fully recover his strength but during his time off he travelled to Germany where he appeared on a TV show there.
Asked about his contract, the club’s vice-captain confirmed that he has two more years left to run on his current deal, after which time he will decide upon his future with a return to his homeland a possibility.
“Oh, I’ll decide then according to my form at the time,” Per said after confirming his contract length and in response to being asked what he would do then.
“I will have had great years as a professional then, my state of health then will determine it, it’s difficult to judge now.
“But I do like the Bundesliga, I like some teams there, so of course we can imagine coming back to Germany and what else can I do better than play football and occupy myself with that?”
With Gabriel being maligned in some Arsenal quarters for not showing enough calm in the face of Chelsea’s cheater-in-chief, Per has been missed from the side for his ability to control the players in a way that stand-in Santi Cazorla just isn’t capable of doing.
It’s hard to imagine the BFG being provoked by Costa in the same way that Gabriel was, but, as I said before the match on Saturday
If Costa manages to get Gabriel sent off today, I hope it’s because he’s wound Gabriel up enough that Gabriel has knocked him out.
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) September 19, 2015