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Mertesacker declares himself fit

April 26, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Germany defender Per Mertesacker has declared himself fit for Euro 2012 after damaging ankle ligaments for Arsenal in February.

Mertesacker, 27, was hurt in the Gunners' 2-1 Premier League win against Sunderland but has focused on his fitness while on the sidelines and says he could be in great shape by the time the championships begin on June 8.

"I think that by the time the Euro starts, I will have achieved a level of fitness like never before," he told German magazine Sport-Bild.
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