Mathieu Flamini says Arsenal must prove they can match the best teams in England when Manchester City visit Emirates Stadium.
Saturday's game has become a 'must-win' for the Gunners after they dropped two points against Swansea City on Tuesday night.
"That's going to be a big one," Flamini told Arsenal Player. "We want to do well, especially after the big loss against Chelsea. We want to prove that we're one of the big teams in the Premier League."
We wanted to come back for the fans, especially because they have been behind us since the beginning of the season
Flamini was the unlucky scorer of a late own goal that denied Arsenal victory over Swansea after they had fought back to lead 2-1.
"I was coming back and I think the keeper kicked the ball onto my leg and it was an own goal," he recalled.
"Of course it's very disappointing because it was a difficult game. We conceded an early goal, we didn't play a great first half but we were trying, trying, trying. But we played a great second half because we came back winning 2-1 until the end and then we were unlucky on the second goal.
"We wanted to come back for the fans, especially because they have been behind us since the beginning of the season and especially after the 6-0 defeat against Chelsea. We wanted to react to give them a positive game but unfortunately we conceded at the end."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