Mertesacker to manage Arsenal's academy team from 2018-19

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 08, 2017 08:26 AM
Mertesacker to manage Arsenal's academy team from 2018-19
FILE - This is a Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 file photo of Arsenal's captain Per Mertesacker as he claps to the fans at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at Emirates stadium in London. Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will play one last season at the Premier League club before retiring to become its academy manager. The 32-year-old center back joined Arsenal in 2011. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/File)

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will play one last season at the Premier League club before retiring to become its academy manager.

The 32-year-old center back joined Arsenal in 2011. He quit international football after winning the World Cup with Germany in 2014.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Mertesacker "is a great example for young players ... a deep thinker about the game" and "will be an inspirational figure for everyone connected with the academy."

 

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