Cape Town - Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger has backed his side to turn their season around,
despite suffering another heavy defeat against Manchester City.
The Gunners hosted City at the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League
clash on Thursday night, and were handed a 3-0 defeat, the same
scoreline by which Pep Guardiola's charges beat Arsenal in the Carabao
Bernardo Silva, David Silva, and Leroy Sane all scored for the
visitors in the first half to extend City's lead at the top of the
standings to 16 points, while Arsenal, who were denied a way back into
the tie as Ederson saved a second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang, are in sixth position, 10 points adrift of the top four.
When asked if the season can still be salvaged, Wenger told Sky Sports: "Yes. We want to focus on the next game and continue to put in the effort we put in tonight.
"We played twice against certainly the best side in the country at
the moment and that was of course difficult for us because we didn't
have a good performance in the first game.
"But we have quality and we want to show that."