Per Mertesacker confirmed as new Arsenal captain


Arsenal have confirmed in the official matchday programme that Per Mertesacker has been named as the club’s new captain for this season following the departure of Mikel Arteta.

Mertesacker, who has been at Arsenal for almost five years, will miss a significant part of the season through injury, during which Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla will share captaincy duties.



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