By Rob Kelly
Arsène Wenger believes his side still have momentum on their side despite last week's "interruption" at QPR.
Arsenal's seven-game winning streak - their best run of league form since October 2007 - came to an abrupt halt at Loftus Road as they were beaten 2-1.
But Wenger says his players remain confident ahead of Sunday's clash against Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.
"In the last eight games we have won seven, so the momentum should still be there," he said. "[The QPR result] was an interruption and a disappointment.
"We want to come back to our recent level, that means playing well and therefore winning the game.
"We are in a position now where we want to win our next game and show that it was only an interruption. We have a big game in front of us with two teams who want to win so it promises to be a very exciting match."
Wenger insists he is not thinking about the consequences of defeat against City, as his side fight for a top-three place.
"I think that when you are in front of a game like this you just want to play well," he said. "Our job is always to cope with the consequences of the game but before you just focus on what you want to do well."Copyright 2013 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 6 Apr 2012