Arsenal’s captain Mertesacker back in training

Per Mertersacker’s return to full training offers Arsene Wenger a timely defensive boost, with Shkodran Mustafi set to miss most of Arsenal’s festive program through injury.

Gunners captain Mertesacker has not played all season due to a knee injury, but stepped up his recovery by training with his team-mates ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

Fellow German Mustafi’s arrival from Valencia has helped Arsenal discover a new-found defensive solidity this season – only Tottenham and Chelsea have conceded fewer goals than Wenger’s side.

Mustafi could miss up to five matches in the packed upcoming fixture list, after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Stoke City.

But Mertesacker may be ready to fill that gap, having progressed from last week’s light training with a full session.

He posted on Twitter: “It’s been a long road but feels so amazing to be back training properly with the @Arsenal boys again and I feel great!”

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