Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal players are fully focused on the forthcoming north London derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, after bowing out of the FA Cup at the expense of Sunderland last weekend.

The Gunners have been effectively condemned to another trophyless campaign after suffering a disappointing 4-0 defeat in the Champions League against AC Milan last Wednesday, before falling 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Wenger concedes that whilst the club's barren run continues the pressure will only grow, but says that those who are quick to knock his side down need to look at the bigger picture and start to put things into perspective.

"It depends what you call a crisis," the Frenchman is quoted by Sky Sports. "Every time we lose a game we have a crisis.

"Our job is about winning and playing well. We will get criticism but I feel that it is a bit hard on the team.

"At the moment I get many lessons from many people who have managed zero clubs and zero games and zero European games. We have played 15 years in the top four, which is a mark of our consistency."

Last time out against Tottenham, Arsenal fell to a 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane thanks to a Kyle Walker wonder strike, but Wenger is adamant his young stars are ready to bounce back at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

And while critics suggest that the Gunners boss' time in north London is coming to an end, the frugal tactician has vowed to carry on fighting with Arsenal.

"The competition is very hard in England," he added. "I do not want to speak too much about that. We can speak a long time about that one day.

"At the moment we have to forget all that and focus on our next game and try to win it. We won our last away game in the Premier League so let's win our next one at home."

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