Mertesacker: Decision to remove me from team
Per Mertesacker insists he has accepted Arsene Wenger’s decision to drop him to the bench over the last couple of weeks.
The German featured regularly at centre-back for much of this season as the Gunners mounted a title challenge.
However, Gabriel has been preferred to Per Mertesacker as Laurent Koscielny’s partner in recent weeks following a mid-season slump in form which has seen Arsenal fall 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City.
According to the 31-year-old who has lost his place in the first team along with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, there are no complaints to be made.
“Of course I am playing less, but I am sticking at it. ” Mertesacker said
“Maybe I will get another chance. Things change quickly nowadays.
“I listen closely to what the coach says and he knows that he can count on me, no matter what happens”