Arsenal v Liverpool: 'We have got the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool out of our systems now,' claims Arsene Wenger
Manager says he is pleased to be playing the Reds again so soon after thrashing
Friday 14 February 2014
Ahead of the FA Cup fifth round fixture against Liverpool on Sunday, Arsene Wenger has admitted that his players are "hurt" by their defeat against the 5-1 thrashing by the same team at Anfield last weekend, but says they that they have got the embarrassing result "out of their systems" now.
The manager is looking forward to making amends against Liverpool, and says he is pleased to be playing Brendan Rodgers' side so soon after the drubbing, in which his side conceded four goals in a shocking first 20 minutes.
"I would say it is the first team we want to play," he told arsenal.com. "When you can put things right, you want an opportunity to do that and we have an opportunity.
"We have got it out of our systems because our main frailty at Liverpool was that we conceded goal after goal in 20 minutes. On Wednesday night we came back to our usual defensive stability.
"But these guys are winners. When they lose in that way, believe me, they are hurt."
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