Per Mertesacker

  • World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return 5 days ago

    Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament's flops stealing the early limelight. Whether it is Arsenal's World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile's leading light...
  • Per Mertesacker on standby for Arsenal's European qualifier August 18, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering bringing defender Per Mertesacker back from his post-World Cup layoff early as injury cover for Tuesday's Champions League first leg playoff against Besiktas. Mertesacker and his Germany team mates Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski were given the extended break by Wenger after the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Defenders injury worry for Germany against Portugal June 13, 2014

    Porto Seguro: Injuries have depleted Germany's defense in such a way that its opening match against Portugal may see four central defenders in the starting line-up, with two of them out of position and two who have rarely played together. Coach Joachim Loew didn't seem unduly worried on Friday about the...
  • Swansea draw 2-2 at Arsenal in Premier League March 26, 2014

    London: Arsenal conceded an injury-time own-goal to give Swansea a 2-2 draw on Tuesday and fall further behind in the Premier League title race. Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead - only to concede a fluke equalizer. Per...
  • Mertesacker heads Germany to 1-0 win over England November 20, 2013

    London: Per Mertesacker's header gave Germany a 1-0 victory over England on Tuesday, sending its fierce rival to back-to-back home losses for the first time in 36 years. Captaining Germany in London, Mertesacker powered in the only goal of the Wembley Stadium friendly after meeting a cross from Toni Kroos in...
  • Germany's Klose, Mertesacker out of Italy game November 13, 2013

    Berlin: Germany forward Miroslav Klose has been ruled out of their friendlies against Italy and England while defender Per Mertesacker will also miss Friday's game in Milan before returning for next week's trip to Wembley. Klose, who resumed playing in October after a month-long injury break, picked up a shoulder injury...
  • Arsenal beat Fulham 1-0 in Premier League April 21, 2013

    London: Arsenal strengthened their hopes of a Champions League spot on Saturday after Per Mertesacker's header late in the first half secured a 1-0 victory at Fulham, who played most of the game with 10 men but still came close to an equaliser. Arsenal dominated possession throughout the game after Steve...
  • Sweden salvage stunning 4-4 draw against Germany October 17, 2012

    Berlin: Sweden staged an amazing comeback to earn a 4-4 draw with Germany, scoring four goals in the final half-hour in their World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. Miroslav Klose scored two early goals and Germany dominated for an hour before Sweden came back from a four-goal deficit. Sweden's coach Erik...
  • Arsenal defender Mertesacker out for 'long term' February 17, 2012

    London: Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker faces a long spell on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery only four months before the European Championships. The Germany international injured his right ankle in Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that, "unfortunately he has had surgery and we have lost...