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Werder Bremen and Germany right-back Clemen Fritz has revealed that he has spoken to Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker about a return to the club.
Mertesacker will be out of contract at the Emirates stadium this summer and so far it’s uncertain whether Arsenal are willing to offer the 32-year-old fresh terms in Arsenal.
There’ve been plenty reports claiming the German club interest in Mertesacker with also known to be keen, however, a return to Werder Bremen has been suggested as the most likely move.
The Bundesliga side club captain admitted that he has been in contact with the centre-back and feels it would be a great boost for Bremen if they secure the move for the defender back to the club which he left for Arsenal back in 2011.
“We have talked about [a potential return],” he told Bild. “Per would be a great addition to Werder – as a footballer and as a person.
“It would be a good thing for the club when Per would opt for Bremen.”