Arsenal will be keen to leapfrog Manchester City to the top spot with a big win against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta’s side are a point behind City after the reigning champions beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Gunners went down 2-0 to PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League on Thursday.
“There’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We have to react. On Sunday, we have a really important game, and then we’ll look at Zurich. We have to be much better than we were [against PSV]. We knew what they were trying to do and the way we executed certain actions, the way we competed, it wasn’t good enough,” said Arteta.
“The best thing after a defeat is to win the next game, that is 100 per cent for sure. We have a great opportunity on Sunday in front of our crowd, and we have been incredibly good at home but we have to see a different side of us,” he added.
Forest coach Steve Cooper says The Reds have quickly moved on from last weekend’s win against Liverpool as his side prepare for a trip to league leaders Arsenal on Sunday.
Cooper adds that his side won’t get carried away after beating Liverpool last week, the result can help with confidence and momentum heading into the clash.
“We’ve quickly learned that anything we earn in this league is hard to do and a win was one that we really needed, but the day after we were back to work and focusing on the next game,” said Cooper.
“We always prepare for a team to be at their best and having looked at Arsenal, you can see why they are where they are in the league. A lot of credit goes to Mikel and his team for the way they’re playing and the amount of points they’ve picked up.
“We have to really focus on ourselves now and build on the good things we’ve done in recent games and aim to improve even more. We’re looking forward to the game and we’re looking forward to getting down there, showing belief in ourselves and getting to work.”
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