The Gunners centre-half came close to helping the north London side win the Premier League crown last season before their title bid was extinguished in the final couple of months of the campaign.
Mertesacker was unable to help Hannover 96 or Werder Bremen break Bayern Munich’s stranglehold on the Bundesliga, whilst Stuttgart and Wolfsburg capitalised on any slip-ups by Germany’s most-decorated side.
But the 30-year-old is satisfied that he has made the most of his talent and won’t have any regrets if Arsenal fail end their 10-year wait for a Premier League title.
“If I look back on my career without having won a league title, I won’t see that as a failure,” Mertesacker is quoted as saying by Daily Mirror.
“I’ll do my absolute best to make sure that I can prepare for that eventuality.”
Mertesacker has won the DFB-Pokal Cup and FA Cup, as well as being part of Joachim Low’s World Cup-winning Germany squad this summer.
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