By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger believes his Arsenal side still have a winning mentality, despite a poor record against their title rivals.

According to reports, Cesc Fabregas described his side as 'too scared of losing' at Manchester United a fortnight ago. But the manager isn't panicking ahead of Monday's visit of Chelsea.

Trips to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford have seen the Gunners beaten by the narrowest of margins but Wenger is confident his players will show their metal in games at Emirates Stadium in the second part of the season.

"I do not need to change the Arsenal mentality because the Arsenal mentality is fantastic and very strong,² said the Frenchman.

"This team is hungry and the players want success. It is more about belief and belief comes by focusing on playing together and the way we want to play rather than thinking can we beat Chelsea or not.

"We can beat Chelsea but the best way to beat them is to focus on what we want to achieve and how we want to achieve it."

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