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Wenger convinced he's strengthened Arsenal defence

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is happy with the make-up of his defensive options.

Wenger insists only injury has wrecked their defensive plans.

"Overall I feel we have stabilised our defence. But it was a blow to lose Mertesacker, personally. He is a good reader of the game, a calming influence and we have to reshuffle now our defence. To lose Santos and Gibbs together - we have lost so many players.

"(But) to feel sorry for ourselves would be criminal. We have a good opportunity (on Sunday) to show that we have character, that we have the mental qualities to play for this club and let's go for it," said Wenger.

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