Arsenal star provides injury update: He's making good progress
The Arsenal defender damaged his knee in a pre-season game against French side Lens, with reports at the time suggesting he'd be out until December.
But Gunners fans will be pleased to hear Mertesacker, who's doing his rehab back in his native Germany, is doing well in his recovery.
He told German magazine Kicker: "I know that I need to allow myself time. The more time I allow my knee, the longer I’ll be able to play football.
“I am no longer in pain”
Per Mertesacker "I can increase the workload already and I am no longer in pain.
"I believe that I can reach a level again on... read more
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