Date: 30th August 2011 at 6:01pm
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German national team manager, Joachim Loew has revealed how he gave Pers Mertesacker the day off to complete his transfer to Arsenal.

It has emerged today that the Gunners are looking to bolster their defence with the 6 foot 6 Werder Bremen centre back.

Loew`s comments will only add fuel to an already fierce fire.

‘On Monday evening, Per called me in my room to tell me he had an offer, I gave him the day off and am awaiting his return this evening, the remainder is the business of the club.’

It`s been reported that Mertesacker has traveled to London today to complete the signing.