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Mertesacker: Arsenal now have exceptional team

Per Mertesacker rates this season's Arsenal team as "exceptional".

Arsenal kickoff their Champions League campaign tonight against Marseille.

Mertesacker, who missed the victory at Sunderland on Saturday through illness, said: "We have an exceptional team and you can feel there is something special in it.

"We have shown we are ready to keep this run going, but we have confidence because we haven't lost in so long away from home."

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