Arsène Wenger is confident Arsenal can still finish the season strongly despite Wednesday’s defeat against Monaco.

The Gunners face an uphill struggle in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie but have an immediate chance to bounce back against Everton on Sunday.

Arsenal then travel to QPR before their FA Cup quarter-final clash at Manchester United and Wenger believes everything is still to play for.

It is about how consistent you are in response to disappointments that makes your life

Arsène Wenger

“We have massive games in front of us and we have played two times away from home more than at home so the way we play at home is vital,” the manager said.

“I want to win football games and it’s a huge disappointment not to win against Monaco but that’s part of it. I think the Champions League and Europa League are difficult. People underestimate teams like Besiktas.

“Only two teams have qualified 12 times for the last 16 and we played five quarter-finals, two semi-finals and one final. It’s true that in the last four years we haven’t progressed and that’s why this result on Wednesday is so disappointing.

“The reactions today are always very emotional but life is not always on a high. You have to go through lows and highs and it is about how consistent you are in response to disappointments that makes your life.”

Arsène Wenger
Arsène Wenger

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Max Jones 28 Feb 2015