Arsenal crock Per Mertesacker was thrilled with the manner of their victory over Tottenham.

Mertesacker says he was impressed by his club's recovery from two goals down to defeat north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

He said: "As you can imagine, the Champions League game was torture. And on Sunday it didn't look good for half an hour or so. But then I thought: wow, that's some cool club - they are turning it around!

"I almost felt like in the old days, when I followed Arsenal from a distance and felt like a fan: "This is a great club!" I am really proud of being part of a team that is capable of putting in a performance like that.

"I'm already looking forward to being back in London next week (to watch the Milan second-leg), because it is annoying - especially in your first season - to be away from the team on account of an injury. You want to spend as much time as possible with your new team-mates."