German centre back Per Mertesacker is set to return to Arsenal’s starting XI against West Ham in this weekend’s all London clash, according to the Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old defender has provided a steadying influence on the Gunners back four this season and his recovery from injury will be a huge lift for the team.

Mertesacker missed the Champions League visit of Olympiacos to the Emirates on the Wednesday due to suffering from flu. He is one of several plays to be hit by the virus at the club in recent weeks.

Despite struggling during his first season, the former Werder Bremen player has reinvigorated his Arsenal career, and the club have already kept 3 premier league clean sheets this season.

Arsenal are due to travel to Upton Park, to take on West Ham, in the 5.30 kick off this Saturday.

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  • Francis
    2 years ago

    Pls come back quickly coz u gave us some clean sheets during ur previous games.

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  • alawodeolaniran.
    2 years ago

    can’t wait to see u on the field of play, we miss u.

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  • Francis
    2 years ago

    Yeah we reall miss u alot Per

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  • Habdoolvatai
    2 years ago

    We are looking forward to see Mertesacker back on the pitch, because to me, i belief his only him can peer with kos or verm that our defences will be solid.

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  • Johnny
    2 years ago

    Gud 2 hear dis, we need is aerial ability 2 b presend against west ham… Welcum bak our new fortress

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  • Anum moses
    2 years ago

    Tank God per is back, our defence we be much beta dis week. Wecom german per mertesaker

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  • Richmond C,White
    2 years ago

    Per we are in rush for u,pls cum wit the same ability u hve of resent.8′s Richmond C,White frm Liberia Arsenal fan.

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