Arsenal continue to be linked with Werder Bremen defender Per Mertesacker.

The 26 year-old Germany international remains a target for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who has already seen one offer rejected by Werder, according to German sources.

Werder are willing to sell for €10 million - but have informed Arsenal they want to find a replacement before agreeing to any deal.

Mertesacker is now available after Werder's elimination from the Champions League.

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