Photo: Per Mertesacker sends message to fans ahead of Stoke v Arsenal

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker posts a Snapchat message for Gunners supporters

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker Photo: Per Mertesacker/Snapchat

Per Mertesacker is urging Arsenal supporters to get behind the Gunners ahead of Sunday afternoon’s tough trip to Stoke City.

The Gunners squandered a second-half lead to draw 3-3 with Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night after Joe Allen scored a 90th-minute equaliser for the Merseyside outfit.

Arsene Wenger’s men are still top of the Premier League table but level on points with second-placed Leicester City in the title race.

Arsenal defender Mertesacker appeared in a positive frame of mind ahead of the north London side’s return to one of their toughest haunting grounds in recent years.

Mertesacker wrote: “A message for Arsenal supporters, get behind us on Sunday. Let’s go Arsenal!”

Arsenal have lost to Stoke in their last four Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium.

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The north Londoners have beaten the Potters away from the Emirates Stadium since a 3-1 victory in February 2010.

Arsenal are bidding to win their first Premier League title since 2004 when Thierry Henry and co managed to complete the season without suffering a league defeat.

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