Arsene Wenger reveals all on injury to key Arsenal man
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Per Mertesacker's injury happened completely by accident.
14:31, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
| UPDATED: 14:50, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Per Mertesacker has returned from a six-month injury lay-off
The former skipper was renowned for being injury prone and seemed to pass the curse on to the former Germany international along with the armband.
Mertesacker has been sidelined for around six months since assuming the captaincy and is yet to make a single appearance this season.
Arsene Wenger has revealed Per Mertesacker's injury was accidental
However, Arsene Wenger has laughed off claims the armband is cursed, revealing the 32-year-old merely injured himself accidentally.
"It was completely accidental," Wenger said.
"With Arteta, it's true that he struggled with muscular problems, but Per was accidental.
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"It was a knee problem but he has recovered from that, so there's no reason why he should be injured again."
Mertesacker returned to full training for the Gunners last month and is not yet back in contention for Sunday's game against Burnley (2.15pm).
The German has made 207 appearances for Arsenal in five years since joining from German side Werder Bremen.
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