Arsenal's Per Mertesacker to miss final two games with hamstring injury

Arsenal will be without central defender Per Mertesacker for the final two games of the season, the club announced on Thursday.

The Germany international and 2014 World Cup winner has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on the club's website.

"From the squad that played against Norwich last Saturday, we have lost Per Mertesacker," Wenger said.

"Per is out for the remaining two matches with a hamstring injury. Everyone else from last week's squad is fit and available for selection."

Mertesacker, 31, has played in 24 Premier League games for the Gunners this season.

Wenger's side, who sit third in the Premier League table, will visit Manchester City on Sunday before wrapping up their campaign at home against Aston Villa the following week.