By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger says his side's defeat at QPR last weekend was "an accident" - and insists they will bounce back against Manchester City.

The 2-1 reverse at Loftus Road ended Arsenal's seven-game winning streak and left the manager bitterly disappointed by the result.

But Wenger is sure it was just a blip and believes his side will rediscover their best form at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

"We are very confident that this [result] was just an accident," he told Arsenal Player. "Overall the performances we have had recently and the spirit we have shown will allow us to restart in a very positive way to win our next game.

"We wanted to win the QPR game so much and sometimes when you cannot, you at least don't lose it.

"That is where we were a bit guilty of nervousness, especially defensively, and we forgot our priorities. They were to defend well, attack well and we wanted to attack so much that we forgot to defend well."

Watch the full interview with the boss on Arsenal Player.

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