Per Mertesacker insists Arsenal's Champions League hopes aren't over after their 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Mertesacker is preferring to look at the positives and insists his side are also mentally stronger now than they were 12 months ago.

He told Sky Sports 1 after Wednesday's defeat: "It's a little blow but when you look back at last year we lost here 3-1, it was a bit worse then than now, so we are looking forward to Munich and why can we not repeat that from last year?

"Mentally we are stronger than last year."

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