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Wenger: Arsenal still reeling from Chelsea defeat

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Wenger wants Arsenal to bounce back (©GettyImages)
Wenger wants Arsenal to bounce back (©GettyImages).

Arsene Wenger has admitted his Arsenal side are still feeling the affects of their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday – but insists they will bounce back in the Champions League this week.

The Gunners play hosts to Greek side Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday as they look to maintain their winning start in Group B having beaten Montpellier last month.

Wenger, who will celebrate the 16th anniversary of his appointment as Arsenal manager this week, says that his side can’t quite shake off the disappointment of last weekend – but is adamant they will channel their frustrations into a positive performance against Olympiakos.

"They are still down of course, but we have a Champions League game in front of us at home and we want to put things right," Wenger said today.

"There were a lot of positives in that game as well, what was not good is easy to correct.

"It is about how we respond. I am impressed by the mentality of my team, but the mentality is as well about how you respond to disappointment.

"I am confident we will, but that is what we want to show tomorrow," he added.

Arsenal go into the game without Abou Diaby, who limped in the defeat against Chelsea and has been ruled out for three weeks.

Polish ‘keeper Wojciech Szczęsny is also out of action for a similar amount of time, while Mikel Arteta faces a late fitness test.

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