Van Persie: Gunners up for the fight

Arsenal forward Robin van Persie is confident the Gunners can bounce back from Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea and secure a positive first-leg result in next week's Champions League semi-final at Old Trafford. Arsene Wenger's side face the Red Devils for the first time ever in a European competition next Wednesday, with the return leg at the Emirates Stadium on May 5. And Dutch international Van Persie, who sat out Tuesday night's dramatic 4-4 draw against Liverpool at Anfield with a groin problem, says Arsenal have already put Saturday's disappointment behind them and are now fully focussed on reaching Rome and triumphing in Europe. “Everyone gave their best but it was not enough," he said. “It was a tight game, it always is against Chelsea. It’s really hard to play against them. I am very disappointed now but we still have to get our stuff together and fight for the other two targets. “We still have two titles to go for, we have the Champions League and fourth place in the Premier League or maybe even third to go for. “We have big games every three or four days now and we have to keep going.” ARSENAL FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter