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Mertesacker Speaks Out On Arsenal Defence

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker feels the defence is now coming together after a difficult start.

Mertesacker was part of the defence that conceded 4 goals at Blackburn but the German international believes the extra hours at London Colney have been the key to Arsenal’s defensive improvement following their 3-0 win against Bolton on Saturday.

“We had a little bit more time [during the week] because of the Carling Cup match,” he told Arsenal Player.

“Some players had a little more rest and we trained a little harder, especially on the way we want to defend. It worked and on Saturday you saw we had a better defence. We were closer together.

“After the four goals against Blackburn we lost a little bit of confidence but we were very proud of our performance on Saturday. We want to go on with this way of defending.

“I want to do a good job, especially in the defence. That is my role. If the coach praises me then that is a great thing but I have to go on and keep on working. My performances can improve.”

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