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Mertesacker signs a one-year contract extension

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has signed a one-year contract extension.

Mertesacker becomes the latest Arsenal player to extend his contract, joining Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, who all agreed deals last week.

Wenger did not provide an update on the status of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who have 18 months remaining on their respective contracts.