Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there's no doubt his players will bounce back from defeat at Manchester City.

Villa have taken nine points from the first 11 matches, winning two, drawing three and losing six.

"It's not where you want to be, nobody wants to be there, but you have to bounce back and keep going," said Lambert, ahead of his 18th-placed side's match against Arsenal.

"There's a long way to go. These lads are giving us everything they've got.

"Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are three massive games on the bounce, but we're certainly not playing badly that's for sure.

"They'll be fine, they always have been. I'll just lift them again and they will bounce back."