Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker is reportedly set to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium after agreeing a new one-year deal with the club.
Arsenal are open to the possibility of letting Per Mertesacker go out on loan, according to reports.
Arsenal have now joined Manchester United in the race for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, according to reports in the English media.
Arsene Wenger has cited Valencia's reluctance to sell as a reason behind the delay in signing Mustafi
Experienced centre-back Per Mertesacker has reportedly questioned Arsenal's title hopes along with claiming that the club were lucky to finish second last season.
Arsenal FC defender Per Mertesacker has suffered a hamstring injury, and is all set to miss the remaining two matches of the season for the Gunners.
Arsenal are reportedly scouting Roma centre-back and Chelsea target Kostas Manolas as a potential replacement for veteran Per Mertesacker.
With Mikel Arteta reportedly set to retire at the end of the season and take up a coaching role, Chelsea legend Petr Čech is in contention for the Arsenal captaincy.
Chelsea FC striker Diego Costa continued his excellent run of form under interim manager Guus Hiddink, deciding the game in the favour of his team yet again after drawing a last-man foul from Per Mertesacker and scoring the winning goal shortly after the German received his marching orders.
Petr Cech is one of the most experienced and accomplished goalkeepers in Premier League history and he recently revealed one of the methods he uses at Arsenal FC to get the best out of the defenders in front of him.