The Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker saw the Gunners desperately hang on for all three points in yesterday’s game at Crystal Palace, and although he agrees with Arsene Wenger that Arsenal were lucky, he is simply delighted with the three points!
“At the end they tried to put us some pressure and get some strikers on,” Mertesacker said on the official Arsenal website. “They nearly scored the equaliser so we were a bit lucky at the end. Overall, we are absolutely delighted with the three points and we move on.
“They have pace up front and good headers of the ball too. They nearly scored in the first half and at the end they had quite a few chances.
“Sometimes you lose games, especially at the end. We were lucky today but that was a bit of a warning for us not to switch off too early.
“As I said, I’m absolutely delighted to take the three points.”
Mr BFG was also “delighted” with the support from the away fans, and also for giving them something to cheer about on the road. “Our away support has been absolutely fantastic this season. We’re quite delighted by that as well.” he continued.
“To win for the away fans is special for them, to give them three points and to talk about that success today. “That keeps them going, keeps us going and looking forward to the next match and showing ourselves as a proper unit.”
Well Per, we are also very delighted to move into the Top Four at last, and back on course for the Wenger trophy. Let’s hope we are all even MORE delighted after Wednesday’s game against Monaco!