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Wenger believes defeat at Man City will only help Arsenal's title challenge

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By James McLean

Friday 20 December 2013

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side will only come back stronger after their disastrous defeat to Man City, according to The Telegraph,

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The Gunners were trumped 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium – their worst league defeat since losing 8-2 more than two years ago. That result was also in Manchester, but across town at Old Trafford.

Wenger thinks that result will actually give them a springboard in their hunt for the Premier League crown, because despite the fact that they lost the scoreline could have been very different – the Frenchman believes that Arsenal could have scored six as well, and this should give them the belief they need to get across the finishing line in May.

Arsenal remain at the top of the Premier League table but are without a win in three games across all competitions, and if chasers Liverpool and Man City can triumph on Saturday Arsenal would drop to third. That drop could worsen if they fall short against London rivals Chelsea on Monday, with a potential fourth place awaiting them if their poor form continues.

Wenger said: “Despite the fact we conceded goals – that was a shock for us because we are not used to that – it was not all negative because we could have scored six as well. On the offensive front, we have shown that we have huge potential.

“I believe that we should come out of that game even stronger in our belief, even stronger in our resolute attitude, because we have shown until now that we can be very strong defensively, and as well on the day we have shown that we can be dangerous against anybody.

"We can rectify the defensive problem, but that’s what we want to show against Chelsea. We have self-belief but – I can talk here – let’s show it on Monday night.

“When you want to play a big part in the race for the championship, you want to win the big games at home. That is what is at stake. We want to respond in a very strong manner to our last defeat.”

Wenger’s comments are designed to boost his players and restore confidence in the knowledge that he has faith in them, but the Gunners will be without influential midfielder Jack Wilshere owing to his suspension after gesturing towards Man City fans during the clash at the weekend.

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