Mertesacker played the full 90 minutes as Arsene Wenger’s men came from a goal down to earn a victory against the Foxes and move to within two points of the leaders heading into the final 12 games of the season.
Arsenal have been installed as favourites to win the Premier League title after their victory over Claudio Ranieri’s men at Emirates Stadium.
But Gunners captain Mertesacker has urged his team-mates to stay focused as the title race hots up.
Mertesacker tweeted on Monday morning:
— Per Mertesacker (@mertesacker) February 15, 2016
Danny Welbeck came off the bench to score Arsenal’s winner deep into stoppage time after Theo Walcott had cancelled out Jamie Vardy’s penalty at The Emirates.
Arsenal are currently third in the table after Tottenham moved up to second thanks to their 2-1 win at Manchester City.
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