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Arsenal's Mertesacker: There is enough potential, we just need to show it!

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is aware how much potential there is at the club but has implored the players to show it.

The Gunners have dropped off the pace in both the Premier League and Champions League in recent years whilst always having a squad full of potential and German centre-back Mertesacker wants that untapped resource to be fulfilled when the North London club heads to Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week.

"Of course there is potential, but we have to show that on the pitch," said Mertesacker.

"That is what is needed over the next few weeks: to go to Munich and take our chance there, then we have to take care of the league and go for all the points."

Arsenal trail Bayern 3-1 following the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last month so will need a stellar performance to overcome the German powerhouse.

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