"Yeah, it's difficult and surprising," said the Arsenal manager when asked to recall the mauling at Manchester United. "But, overall, if you look at the games we lost this season: at Sevilla, we had already qualified; at Tottenham we were half-here, half-there, and at Man. United too. But I feel as well that Man United gave a top-class performance on Saturday and we were swept away. It can happen.
"They will bounce back, don't worry. I'm highly confident in the quality, the mental strength and the ambition of this team. Many people have written us off from the start of the season up to now and we have always responded well."