Per Mertesacker has the leadership qualities to make his mark on the Emirates FA Cup final, according to Arsene Wenger.
Our club captain waited until the final half of the final game of the Premier League season to make his first appearance of the campaign, thanks mainly to a long injury lay-off.
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But Per could be needed at Wembley with Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel injured and doubts over Shkodran Mustafi.
“Per has the leadership qualities,” said Wenger, “but I don’t know [if he will start] as he has not played 90 minutes for a long time.
“I have until Saturday to make that decision and I have not made up my mind yet,” added the boss. “It depends a little bit on the system I will go for, the system I will choose.”
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