The German defender will be rewarded for his loyalty to the club in what could be his final season at the Emirates Stadium.
Per Mertesacker is set to be named the new Arsenal skipper in front of the new season, According to several reports.
The 31-year-old German worldwide, a standout amongst the most experienced players at the club, will be compensated for his loyalty by being given the armband after Mikel Arteta resigned from football to take up an instructing part at Manchester City.
Mertesacker’s central defensive partner Laurent Koscielny will be given the vice-captaincy, while Petr Cech and Theo Walcott are alternate options if the former two aren’t on the pitch.
Despite being out of contract at the end of next season, Mertesacker is a trusted member of the squad and is the ‘chief fine collector’ at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground for players who commit misdemeanours including being late to training.
Talks over an expansion for Mertesacker have yet to start and manager Arsene Wenger is excited about signing Rob Holding, 20, from Bolton.
Also reports saying that Bayern are keen to sign Koscienly thats why Arsenal are now search for a replacement and making Per Mertesacker the new captain.
Premier league officially announced Koscienly as Arsenal’s captain during Euros but now Arsenal set to make Mertesacker as their new captain following the departure of Mikel Arteta. Bayern Offered Arsenal 60 million for Koscienly as they sold their centre-half Mehdi Benatia to Juventus on season long-loan with an option to buy.