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Wenger eyes swift recovery in City clash

ARSENE Wenger will take Arsenal back to basics as he looks to plot Manchester City's downfall at the Emirates Stadium on Easter Sunday.

The Gunners saw their seven-match winning run in the Premier League brought to an end with a 2-1 defeat at relegation battlers QPR yesterday.

Tottenham capitalised when they beat Swansea 3-1 at White Hart Lane, and they now trail Arsenal only on goal difference.

Wenger knows it will take a much-improved display to return to winning ways against City next weekend.

"We have to come back to basics," said the Arsenal manager

"It is dis-appointing to lose a run in the way that we did it.

"It (the City game) is a good opportunity to put things right again. We will see a different Arsenal on Sunday."

The Gunners turned in a lacklustre display as QPR won individual battles across the pitch. QPR took the lead on 22 minutes when Adel Taarabt lost marker Thomas Vermaelen on the edge of the area before he clipped home his first Premier League goal.

Although Theo Walcott drew the visitors level before the break, the expected second-half recovery failed to materialise.

And Hoops midfielder Samba Diakite crashed in the winner after 65 minutes.