Kompany backs Blues to bounce back


Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes his team-mates will be even more determined to beat Arsenal on Sunday following the end of their unbeaten Barclays Premier League record.

City got Monday's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea out of their system by heading into London for their Christmas party, but with Manchester United facing QPR in the early kick-off, they could find themselves knocked off top spot by the time they face Arsene Wenger's men.

Kompany respects the Gunners but feels the fierce determination within the City squad will ensure the hosts are fully primed for the challenge, and said: "Monday has made us feel more hungry. We want Sunday to come as quickly as possible and to play football again. That is the kind of team we are."

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