Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has backed his team to bounce back from Tuesday's disappointing Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal appeared as if they were on the verge of securing a hard-earned point against Jurgen Klopp's men at the Emirates Stadium, until a late volley from in-demand Polish striker Robert Lewandowski saw Die Schwarzgelben depart North London with all three points.
England star Wilshere, whose promising career has been persistently stunted by frustrating injury woe, received treatment for a troublesome ankle problem during the first half and was eventually replaced by Santi Cazorla - who himself has only recently returned to fitness - thirteen minutes into the second period.
This clash against last year's Champions League finalists was billed as Arsene Wenger's men's first real test of a campaign which has seen them bounce back in emphatic style to a potentially demoralising opening day defeat at the hands of Aston Villa to top the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool.
That they lost the match against Klopp's talented charges has led some to suggest that Arsenal are clearly not capable of sustaining their recent excellent form against stronger sides.
Wilshere, however, evidently believes the Gunners have what it takes to respond to such a loss.
"[Dortmund] are a good team. They came here and showed that.They moved the ball around well, they are difficult to break down, but we had our chances - Santi [Cazorla] hit the bar and we had a few more," the 21-year-old playmaker told Sky Sports in an interview that was subsequently quoted by Goal.com.
"They hit us on the break and they nicked a goal, but it was a good goal and we'll bounce back."
Arsenal, who now face a battle to qualify for the knockout phases of the competition with Dortmund and Rafael Benitez's Napoli joining them on six points at the summit of Group F, return to domestic action on Saturday with a trip to top-flight strugglers Crystal Palace.
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