Per Mertesacker believes Hector Bellerin’s energy has given the Arsenal back four an added dimension this season.
The Spanish full-back scored a sublime opener for the Gunners as they beat Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday.
Mertesacker was delighted with the team’s performance and says Bellerin’s goal gave Arsenal the platform to hit Liverpool with two more strikes before the break.
"He gave us such a great energy and he’s capable of producing great performances like today"
“He scored the first goal and that was vital,” the defender said.
“He’s given us a lot of energy this season. He’s stepped up because we’ve had a lot of injuries but he gave us such a great energy and he’s capable of producing great performances like today.
“To put in such a good performance in front of our fans makes me delighted. I’m proud of our performance because we we kept going. It was a hard-fought win in the end and we deserved it with the way we played.”
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