Arsene Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger REUTERS

Arsene Wenger has warned Manchester City they will see a different Arsenal when Roberto Mancini's men visit the Emirates stadium next week, according to a report in The Sun.

Arsenal, who were on a seven-match winning streak, were beaten by relegation-battling QPR on Saturday after an uncharacteristically dull performance by the north London club. Spurs capitalised on this slip-up when they beat Swansea 3-1 at White Hart Lane and are now level on points with Arsenal.

However, Wenger believes his team can bounce back next week against City.

"It's a good opportunity to put things right again, of course," The Sun quoted Wenger as saying, and adding, "I believe that we will see a different Arsenal on Sunday but I can tell you as well that it will be needed. We have played well against the top teams and that is our target again. We know how to respond, as we have been exposed to this situation before this season."

Next Sunday's match is crucial for both teams as Arsenal are battling Spurs, Chelsea and Newcastle United for the two remaining spots in next season's Champions League.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are two points behind league leaders United, who will try to stretch their lead to five points when they play Blackburn, on Monday night.