Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin insists the team will get over their dramatic collapse at Newcastle United.
The Gunners raced into a four-goal lead inside 26 minutes on Saturday but then, following the dismissal of Abou Diaby, conceded four goals in the final 22 minutes to throw away two points.
However, Arshavin insists the St James’ Park horror show will not take a psychological toll on Arsene Wenger’s side as they look to close the four-point deficit to Premier League leaders Manchester United.
He said: “Naturally, we were all sad. Only Manchester United being defeated later that night (at Wolves) sweetened the pill a bit.
“But we are not psychologically broken. We just cannot afford to be.
“If we want to win, we must not be sitting and moaning. We need to analyse that unfortunate match and draw the right conclusions from it.
“That day is over and left behind. We need to think and prepare for the next match in the Premier League against Wolves.”
He added: “What happened was something unbelievable with a tragic end for us.
“It was as if there was a magnet behind one of the goals because all eight were scored in it.”