Per Mertesacker: “We need to get our fans back on board”

“It’s a little bit tense, but that is normal when you have a stretch like this,” said Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker. “We want to change that but it’ll be very difficult against Bayern. We need to get our fans back on board.”

Arsenal host Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night as they look to overturn a 5-1 deficit, something that will prove almost impossible.

Both World Cup winners Mertesacker and Mesut Özil will miss the tie.

“We have no other choice but to attack and try to score,” said Wenger, who has great respect for Bayern. “They’re one of the best if not the best teams in Europe, which makes the whole thing very difficult. I want to see a team that’s fighting.”


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