Arsenal’s gigantic defender Per Mertesacker has declared that the north London side can beat their opposition Chelsea this weekend, despite the west London club’s sensational form thus far this season, as reported by the Daily Star.
Having suffered a huge 6-0 loss at Stamford Bridge last season, it would be unsurprising if Arsene Wenger’s troops were cautious going into Sunday’s game, but Mertesacker seems convinced that his side can avenge that defeat and get a huge result.
Wenger’s side have significant more confidence than they would have done if the game had been a week earlier, having demolished Turkish side Galatasaray in the Champions League last night.
The 4-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium was inspired by new signing Danny Welbeck, who scored three to get his first ever senior hat trick.
Mertesacker is of the belief that the result last night will inspire the squad ahead of the game against their Premier League rivals, and could give them the boost that they require to get their revenge on Jose Mourinho’s side.
He said: “Obviously it’s a good lift.
“We know we can do better than the two consecutive seasons before and I think we’ll try new things on Sunday to get a better result than last year.”