Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has told his defensive teammates he's proud of them.

Per Mertesacker and co came together to secure a point at Borussia Dortmund this week.

Szczesny told Arsenal.com: "I said to the guys after the game, 'listen, we defended fantastic', and if you're going to concede that is the way you want to do it. It was a deserved draw for both sides.

"We gained a point in Dortmund in one of the toughest fixtures, which will give us a confidence boost. Hopefully we can go to Blackburn and get the three points."

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