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Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal can still win the Premier League after his side crashed out of their third cup competition in the space of a fortnight.

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Arsenal's FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford followed defeats to Birmingham and Barcelona in the Carling Cup and Champions League respectively as the Gunners' hopes of silverware began to fade.

With only the Premier League left to play for, Wenger is adamant his players are up to the task of catching United, who are three points clear at the top of the Premier League, although Arsenal have a game in hand over their rivals.

"I don't feel like the season is slipping away," Wenger said. "I believe we can [win the league]. It is a good test for us now to show we can regroup and show the mental strength and togetherness quickly.

"We will have to answer this kind of question in the next two or three weeks. We have to show we have an answer. We are used to being questioned. We have to show we are strong enough to deal with it."

Wenger admitted that United were more clinical, but refused to admit his side were outplayed. He also conceded that the Gunners' Champions League defeat to Barcelona in midweek was still playing on the players' minds.

"I cannot fault our effort but things do not go our way at present," he said. "We have lost three big challenges in a strange way.

"One in the last minute with a goal from nowhere, one under very strange circumstances in Barcelona and today in a match where we were not outplayed but were punished by a team that was more clinical than us.

"Subconsciously I feel the disappointment of Tuesday played a part in the game. You could see something has gone, not in our effort or attitude, but confidence-wise."


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