My body is finished – Top Premier League defender hints at early retirement

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Arsenal captain, Per Mertesacker, has hinted that he will be retiring from football soon
– The 33-year-old say he feels his body is finished
– Mertesacker will take his first steps into management when he begins a role as Arsenal’s new academy manager from the start of the 2018-19 campaign Arsenal captain, Per Mertesacker, has hinted that his illustrious career is coming to an end soon, adding that his body is finished. The 33-year-old World Cup winner is set to take his first steps into management when he begins a role as Arsenal’s new academy manager from the start of the 2018-19 campaign
Speaking to Del Spiegel, Mertesacker said: “My body is finished,” “Everyone says I should enjoy the last year, to play as much as possible and take everything in, (but) I would rather sit on the bench or – even better – in the stands, and then, for the first time in my life, aged more than 30, I will feel free.”
CRESTNEWSNG.com previously reported that Juventus boss, Massimiliano Allegri has told friends that he is keen on the Arsenal job — if under-fire Arsene Wenger is axed at the end of the season. The 50-year-old fears his Turin bosses are planning to call time on his successful reign this summer.

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