Arsene Wenger thinks that Arsenal can bounce back from the defeats against Fulham and Swansea in the last couple of weeks and can get beat Man Utd at the Emirates this weekend.
He is hoping for revenge for the record 8-2 defeat inflicted by Man United back in August, which he believes was simply “an accident” that was due to “special circumstances”.
Wenger also admitted that he forced himself to watch a rerun of the massive defeat to see where it all went wrong. “I have seen it again because you have to face reality,” he said.
“It was under special circumstances. Nobody is too keen to dwell on that, we want to move forward and show what we are really made of. That’s why this kind of game on Sunday is a good opportunity to show we have moved on.
“I am convinced that the 8-2 scoreline does not have a big meaning because it was an accident on the day. But we are now in a position when you want to make points and it is important that we keep the belief high and that we focus on giving absolutely everything on Sunday and win our game.”
One thing in Arsenal’s favour is that, since the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at the start of the season, the Gunners are unbeaten at home, whereas the last two defeats were on the road. Hopefully that run can continue this weekend. But I wouldn’t put money on it!