Wolfsburg Target Arsenal Defender Per Mertesacker

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Bundesliga side set to make summer approach for Arsenal centre-back.

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Wolfsburg are preparing to make a bid for Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker according to talkSport.

The German defender has suffered a difficult debut season for the North London side and could be set to make an exit from the Emirates come the summer.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in a new centre-back this summer after becoming disappointed with his current pairing of the Mertesacker and Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen.

The Arsenal backline have committed a number of costly mistakes this season that has seen them lose ground to the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea in the race for a Champions League qualification spot.

Wenger is reportedly keen to bring in a centre-back with greater leadership qualities than his current pairing in the hope that the defence will become more disciplined next season.

Wolfsburg are set to offer Mertesacker an escape route from the Emirates as the defender, who has been capped 80 times by the German national side, is still highly rated in his homeland.

Current Wolfsburg Sporting Director Klaus Allofs knowns Mertesacker well from their time together at Werder Bremen and is keen to instigate a reunion between the pair.

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