Mertesacker is very worried and more scans planned for Jack Wilshere

The big German defender Per Mertesacker has sustained ligament damage and the most optimistic prognosis is that he will miss at least the next four weeks of Arsenal’s season.

Mertesacker has voiced his concerns that it may even be more serious as he Tweeted last night: “The foot is not good.

“I have to wait for the physical examination. Right now I’m living with uncertainty. Thanks for all your messages.

“Now off for scan. I fear the worst. Could miss the rest of the season.”