Germany coach Joachim Low has confirmed Werder Bremen defender Per Mertesacker is set to sign for Arsenal.

Reports suggest he could be available for as little as around £8million because of Bremen's financial problems.

Wenger has long been linked with Mertesacker, who is currently on international duty.

Germany boss Low said on Tuesday: "Per contacted me last night and informed me (about Arsenal's interest).

"I told the player that I would release him for the day."

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