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Cech: We'll bounce back


Arsenal's Petr Cech

Arsenal's Petr Cech

Arsenal's Petr Cech

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has denied his side allowed themselves to be bullied by Everton in last Tuesday defeat as attentions turn to Sunday's clash with Manchester City.

The Gunners had looked comfortable with a 1-0 lead but having failed to capitalise on their advantage were knocked out of their stride by their opponents' physicality and new-found determination.

"No. We played well with the ball and we didn't give them chances but you can't control games for 90 minutes, there will be moments where the opponents will show their quality," said Cech.

"Although they were not dangerous for most of the game, they found two goals and in the end you go home with a defeat." Arsenal return to the north west to face City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and Cech believes it provides the perfect opportunity to bounce back after their 14-match unbeaten league run was ended.

"You have to pick yourself up. There is a big period coming up now with the games coming thick and fast and there is no time to dwell on the defeat," he said.

"Sometimes I think it is best if after a big game you play another big game.

"You have opportunities to win, it's a kind of a six-pointer - it's probably a perfect game for us."