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Mertesacker insists Arsenal can pull off Bayern Munich shock

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker insists they're not intimidated by Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.

In-form Munich extended their unbeaten run to 46 games in the Bundesliga as they thrashed Freiburg on Saturday to make it 13 straight wins.

Mertesacker said: "We have to go for two perfect games against them. We know we can beat them now, so maybe mentally we are in a better condition that last year.

"We respected them too much in the first leg then, so it was too easy for them.

"Maybe we have learned something from those lessons and will do better this time.

"Now we have another chance - and an opportunity to beat the champions. We want to achieve something exceptional this season, so we have to beat the best.

"That is not only Manchester City and Chelsea. That is Bayern Munich in the Champions League."

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