Per Mertesacker has revealed that the players have no clue about Arsene Wenger’s future and that the manager has told them nothing.

Both Per and the boss are out of contract in the summer, and with the club trying to get a number of players to renew, it seemed like they, at least would have been told of the boss’s plans.

Not so it seems.

It really does seem like Wenger is waiting to see how this season goes before making a decision on his future.

“In the football business, it is sometimes very fast. Arsene Wenger has not yet explained. 

“If he is not there anymore next season, the new coach may ask for other players – and others are very fast. 

“That is unfortunately the case. 

“But as I said: I am very, very positive. Arsenal has always treated me fairly and gave me a lot of confidence.”

Per is hoping to return from injury in the new year and also spoke about being handed the armband despite being injured.

“That gave me great pleasure, and it was anything but self-evident. That is why I am also very positively voted, that the contract prolongation works. But as I said, it all depends on health. I am totally realistic. If it is not enough or it does not fit …”