Per Mertesacker tells Arsenal to prove title credentials

While Arsenal hope to cement their position at the top, fourth-placed Manchester City can't afford to lose their 100 percent home record if they want to stay in touch with the leaders.

updated: December 13, 2013 18:09 IST
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London: Per MertesackerArsenal defender Per Mertesacker has challenged his team to use Saturday's crunch clash at Manchester City to prove they can cope with the pressure of the Premier League title race.

Arsene Wenger's side head to Eastlands still reeling from a 2-0 defeat against Napoli on Wednesday which could prove a fatal blow to their hopes of winning the Champions League.

The Gunners needed just a point to finish top of their group and secure an easier draw in the last 16, but instead they slumped to second place and will now face either Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain or Atletico Madrid.

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