Emirates boss looks to improve back line with move for giant German international.
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Arsene Wenger is ready to make a significant bid for Werder Bremen centre back Per Mertesacker as he looks to strengthen his defence in January. The vastly experienced German international has reportedly stated his interest in a move away from the Bundesliga side he has represented for five seasons.
The Arsenal boss is ready to offer around £12m for the 26 year old and given the poor start to the season that Werder Bremen have had the giant defender will no doubt be very keen on a move to the Emirates.
During the summer the Gunners lost the services of the likes of Mikel Silvestre, William Gallas and Sol Campbell and brought in French pair Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci but ever since the summer transfer window slammed shut Wenger has stated his desire to bring in further defensive options.
Arsene Wenger will be handed a large transfer fund as the north London club aims to end a five year long silverware drought.
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