Mertesacker was happy with elements of the teamâ€™s performance in south Wales, and insists the players must remain focused during a pivotal month in the campaign.
â€śAfter 83 minutes we came back into the game and took the lead, and we were quite happy,â€ť he told arsenal.com. â€śIt was a difficult match in the first half but in the second half we took the initiative - that was really good.
â€śAt this stage of the season, you have to be consistent. We are in a good way but we have to keep our focus on these games [against Manchester City and Chelsea] and the knockout stages of the Champions League. We have to win those games now.
â€śWe are always looking to win something and we can achieve something with this group. We have a lively group so our thoughts are now on the next match. Thatâ€™s the most important thing for us, not whatâ€™s going to happen in May.
â€śWe have a few targets in our team that are possible this year. We wonâ€™t talk about it, weâ€™ll just see what happens in the next few important weeks on the pitch.â€ť