An English Premier League defender and an Arsenal star have potentially decided to end his playing career with the Gunners.
The Arsenal club in North London and the German player Per Mertesacker have revealed that they will retire at the end of the 2017/18 season due to the stress of football in their lives.
The 33-year-old World Cup winner has made only 13 appearances for the Gunners since 2016. The German said the game is wearing out his aging body.
Per Mertesacker is happy to see the rest of the season on the sidelines as one of the club's most important winners, and captain of the club because his "body is finished". He should have retired last summer, and he gave the club the opportunity to replace him. Gentle captain in a soft club.- Adam Keys (@_AdamKeys) March 13, 2018
Chelsea Battles PSG for the prolific goalkeeper of the Serie A He told the German press: "My body is finished, everyone says I should enjoy the last year, play as much as possible and assimilate everything." "I prefer to sit on the bench or, better yet, in the stands, and then, for the first time in my life, aging more than 30, I will feel free, some days you realize that everything is a burden, both physical and mental, but you must deliver without a doubt , even if you're hurt. "
Per Mertesacker at his best was one of the most intelligent defenders of all, remember his master class against us in the KP on 15/16.
– Rosś (@Bielsaciple) March 10, 2018
"In the moments before a game starts, my stomach rolls over like I have to throw up, so I have to choke on it so violently until my eyes fill with water, even if I had to throw up before each game and go to rehab 20 times, I would do it all over again. "" It was worth it for all the memories. " The defender made 155 appearances for the Gunners, winning three FA Cup titles. He also made 104 appearances for Germany to lift the FIFA World Cup in 2014.