"In the first half we were a bit timid," Mertesacker said. "A lot of people questioned (our character) recently but how we came back today we proved a lot."
"This year, with a couple of injuries we struggled heavily but we regrouped very well," Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker said. "To secure Champions League football was another test for us. The fans wanted us to finish further up, we were top of the league for a long time and everyone dreamt about getting the title, but it takes more than just staying at the top until the winter period."