The big German stepped up his recovery from a serious knee injury by taking part in running drills at London Colney on Monday morning.
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- Werder Bremen to battle Hannover for Arsenal defender… With the Arsenal centre-back approaching the end of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, Bundesliga clubs are starting to line up with interest in returning him to his homeland
- Arsenal defender Mertesacker hails 'hungry'… The Gunners playmaker stole the show in midweek Champions League action, but his fellow German believes there is even more to come
- Mertesacker: Arsenal extension is my top priority German defender will see his current deal expire at the end of the season, but he is hoping to be offered fresh terms by the Gunners
- 'Mertesacker absence makes Arsenal and their… Jamie Redknapp believes the Gunners have to be considered as serious contenders for the Premier League crown, with many of their players 'the real deal'
- Arsenal will extend Cazorla and Mertesacker deals, Wenger… The players' contracts are nearing expiration but the Frenchman insists their time at the club is not coming to an end any time soon
- Mertesacker signs Arsenal contract extension The World Cup-winning defender is yet to feature for the Gunners this season due to injury but will remain with the club until June 2018
- Mertesacker extends Arsenal deal until 2018 Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has had his contract extended by a year. The 32-year-old defender, who has not played this season with a knee injury, was due to be out…
- Per Mertesacker extends contract with Arsenal Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that German defender Per Mertesacker has penned a one-year contract extension with the club. The World Cup-winning central defender has not played for the…
- Arsenal lacking defensive discipline, admits captain… The Gunners skipper believes the potential is there for Arsene Wenger's side to be "resolute", but feels they have not shown those qualities enough
- Mertesacker: Arsenal have not been ready to fight The Gunners captain called for a response against Bayern Munich and stressed the attention on Alexis Sanchez is unwelcome
- 'Mertesacker is playing!' – Arsenal defence… The ex-Gunner "would be shocked" if the north London club manage to defeat the Blues given their injury problems in defence
- Ozil returns to Arsenal training
- Boost for Arsenal as key quartet returns to training Arsene Wenger will welcome back Olivier Giroud, Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs and Francis Coquelin for the Premier League match with Burnley
- Hannover not ruling out Mertesacker return The Arsenal defender grew up with the German outfit before joining Werder Bremen, and Martin Bader concedes re-signing the veteran will be a tough task