Date: 2nd June 2017 at 7:00pm
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Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker has revealed he remains open minded about his future, but has emphatically stated that he wishes to continue playing for at least another year.

The 32 year old has struggled with a knee injury all season, but put in an excellent performance in his only start of the campaign in the final win against . Speaking to theĀ Associated Press (quotes via the Rheinische Post), he said:

“I leave my future open, I have to check my health after this season. I want to play in the coming season again.”

The German signed a new contract extension back in January, keeping him at the until the summer of 2018, but his injury problems and lack of games could see him continue his career away from the .

If he can keep himself fit, and he can contribute to the standards he showed in the Cup final, he could yet prove useful as a squad player, especially if Arsene persists with a three man backline next season.