London: Arsenal will look to put their Champions League woes to one side when they continue their quest for a first Premier League title in more than a decade away to a revived Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Pic/Getty Images
The Gunners' 2-0 last-16 first-leg defeat by reigning champions Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday all but ended their dreams of winning a maiden Champions League title for yet another season.
But Arsene Wenger's men, currently two points behind shock leaders Leicester and level with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, could yet end the week at the summit of English
football if they beat United and other results go their way.
And defender and Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker, a World Cup-winner with Germany, said there was no question of heads dropping among his teammates, who are aiming to give the Gunners a first English championship since 2004.
'Competing for title'
"We have never done that this season, particularly when we have lost a game we have tried to bounce back quickly," the central defender said. "I think we have a great chance on Sunday to do that again and to show we are still in a strong position and still competing for the title."