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Arsenal are apparently willing to let Per Mertesacker leave the Emirates this month
The 32-year-old has not played for the Gunners this season due to a serious knee injury.
And The Times claimed this week that Arsene Wenger could allow him to go out on loan to get back to full fitness.
However, the Daily Mirror say the German World Cup winner will be staying put
Arsenal currently sit fifth in the Premier League, eight points adrift of leaders Chelsea .
And they are facing an FA Cup fourth-round clash with Norwich or Southampton before a pair of Champions League last-16 showdowns with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
As well as Mertesacker, Wenger has Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel at his disposal at centre-back.
But the Arsenal boss seems keen to keep his club captain on hand as his team challenge on three fronts.
Wenger’s men return to top flight action when they travel to relegation-threatened Swansea on Saturday.
Arsenal have come out on top in five of their previous ten encounters with the south Wales side.