Arsene Wenger is ready to get rid of the first player in defender Per Mertesacker this summer despite only signing for Arsenal at the start of the season, the daily Mirror have reported.
Mertesacker signed for £10 million form German outfit Werder Bremen at the start of the season, he is currently injured with an ankle problem. The big German has found it very hard in the Premier League, but to be fair if you ever watched Werder Bremen play over the last couple of season the last player you would have signed would have been him so Wenger has to look at himself aswell.
Arsenal now look alot more solid with the partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen and coach Arsene Wenger could be ready to get what he can for the German international to help fund other targets in the summer.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Ajax centre back Jan Vertonghen, so selling Mertesacker would very much make sense. The big German has a contract at Arsenal until 2015, he has played 31 times this season for Arsenal.