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Per Mertesacker Posts Classy Instagram Message After Taking Over Arsenal’s Academy

Per Mertesacker Posts Classy Instagram Message After Taking Over Arsenal’s Academy

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker has posted a classy message to the club’s supporters after he was appointed the club’s Academy Manager – although there will still be plenty of chances to see the German in action before he hangs up his boots.

The World Cup winner spent the vast majority of last season injured and on the treatment table, but his surprising and excellent performance in the FA Cup final in May served as a timely reminder to supporters about just how important a leader Mertesacker is.

It was revealed today that he will retire in the summer of 2018, and he will then become the club’s academy director.

He posted this on Twitter earlier this afternoon:

As you can imagine, Arsenal fans seem pretty delighted to see one of their own take on such a crucial role within the Emirates:

What do you think of the appointment?

Is Mertesacker the man to grow the youth of tomorrow?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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