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Arsenal will hold contract talks with Per Mertesacker this month.
That is according to Sky Sports who have reported that the German defender will soon enter discussions regarding a possible Emirates Stadium stay.
It was understood that Mertesacker had been told he is free to leave the Gunners in January, but the Sky report indicates that is not the case.
Centre-back Mertesacker, 32, has not featured for Arsenal this season after requiring knee surgery in the summer but may still have a future in North London beyond this campaign as the club has the option of extending his stay if they see fit.
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