Defensive colossus claims bringing silverware to the Emirates Stadium is his priority.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has revealed that he turned his back on his country this summer so he could concentrate on helping Arsenal win more trophies, the Daily Express reports.
Having won the World Cup in July, Mertesacker signed off from international duty having collected 104 caps over a ten-year stint, though he has now highlighted his career with the Gunners as his main focus now.
“I reflected and last season was very tough, this season won’t be less intense so I needed a chance to rest and refuel. I want to push forward with the club now to show I can still improve,” he said.
“I realised over the last few years that the club really needs me and that was a big motivation to win something with them and then with Germany. Now I’m really focused to do even more with Arsenal.”
(Hot WAG Gallery) Sexy pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo girlfriend Irina Shayk.