Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker is said to have been involved in a car accident earlier today leaving the German ‘shaken’, according to reports.
This report is according to the Mirror, who claims that Mertesacker’s car skidded on water before hitting the central reservation of the M1.
The report says Mertesacker lost control of his vehicle and was left shaken by the incident, but was unhurt and will return to training with the team as expected.
However, he will not be included in the squad that will travel to Zagreb for their Champions League opener, according to the Sun
“Per was sitting looking shaken alongside cops on M1 near the Bricket Wood/Watford turnoff after a car crash.” A witness to the accident said.
A club source said: “Per had an accident after he left training this morning [MON] when he went onto the M1 returning home.
“The car aquaplaned into the crash area on the central reservation.
“He was shaken up but not injured. No other vehicles were involved and there was no one else in his car.
“It’s not a big deal. Per is fine and ready to return to training.”
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