By Joe Brewin
Rachel Yankey has urged Arsenal Ladies to rediscover their winning touch after suffering a second semi-final defeat in the space of almost three weeks.
Laura Harvey's side lost out in the FA Cup against Chelsea at Griffin Park on Thursday, despite dominating for much of the match.
Yankey admits the team were not at their best but insists there is little point in dwelling on a disappointing night.
"This is Arsenal Football Club and there are some big players here that have been there and done it," she told Arsenal.com. "We obviously want to go on, we set out every season to try and win all four competitions but obviously we have been out of two semi-finals which is disappointing for us.
"We have now got to come back from that. We have had a lot of injuries but we have to take no notice of that and battle through. We are top of the league, we play Liverpool on Sunday and we have to win there to make sure we take all three points."
Chelsea had goalkeeper Sarah Quantrill to thank for a magnificent display that kept Arsenal at bay and Yankey believes the 21-year-old was the only thing between the Gunners and an eighth final in nine years.
"Their goalkeeper was outstanding," said the midfielder. "We had chances and she kept them in the game to be honest. We were disappointed with how we started but for around 70 minutes we did enough in the game to beat them quite easily.
"We have come away with a 2-0 defeat but that makes them sound fantastic and it flatters them.
"You have to question yourselves a lot, we shouldn't be losing games like this. The club that we are and the players we have got, it is disappointing for us. But you have to give Chelsea full credit and wish them the best of luck in the final."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source