Arsène Wenger is determined to right the wrongs of Sunday's defeat at Old Trafford when Arsenal's players return from international duty.

The Frenchman saw his team lose 8-2 to Manchester United at the weekend and expects the right response when Swansea City visit Emirates Stadium on September 10.

"The players go away for two weeks [on international duty] and maybe that is a good thing," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"When they come back we'll have to prepare. Big scores are humiliating and difficult to swallow but I don't think they have a special meaning. They are always under special circumstances."

Meanwhile, the Arsenal manager has apologised to the travelling Arsenal fans for Sunday's heavy defeat.

"I can only apologise for the score," Wenger said. "It hurts very much.

"The fans were great and I feel sorry for them. They do not want to see their team like that. We can only apologise and come back in our strength and desire in the next game."

The full interview with Arsène Wenger is now available on Arsenal Player. He discusses: the gamble he took in the second half, the two turning points in the game and coming back from this defeat.

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29 Aug 2011