Mertesacker announces retirement from international football
Per Mertesacker has announced his retirement from international football.
The Arsenal and Germany defender, has earned 104 caps for his country since he made his senior debut 10 years ago and bows out after helping them win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“The main thing for me was that I wanted to be able to decide when my international career would end after ten years myself,” he said.
“There is no reason to fear the future. Young players will come through. Germany are in better shape than ever before.
“I now want to win the Premier League title with Arsenal and make an impact in the Champions League.”
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