Arsene Wenger vows to rebuild confidence

Wenger vows to rebuild confidence
© PA Photos
Arsenal boos Arsene Wenger admits that his team have no time to sulk following their FA Cup exit ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared that he needs to rebuild confidence quickly to keep faint hopes of winning a trophy alive this season.

The Gunners were stunned by Blackburn Rovers on Saturday in the FA Cup, slipping to their first defeat in the competition at the hands of a Football League side since Wenger took charge in 1996.

Wenger has admitted that his players are hurting from the Blackburn defeat but has challenged his squad to respond against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.

He told the club's official website: "It is vital for us to fight for silverware. Unfortunately [the FA Cup] will not happen for us now and we can only look at ourselves and not complain about anything else.

"We have to come out with a strong response on Tuesday. First you have to rebuild the confidence because we are not playing against Blackburn in midweek. We play Bayern Munich so a lot of confidence will be needed.

"The players are really hurting but you have to take it on the chin and come back with a strong response. That's all we can do."

Wenger's side go up against a Bayern team on Tuesday that have lost just once in 22 league games this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
Read Next:
Wenger: 'Arsenal must respond'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Manchester CityMan City24212169185165
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132233-1123
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account