Song out to make amends

Image: Song: Raring to go

Alex Song is backing Arsenal to give the perfect response to their weekend setback when they face Partizan.

Midfield enforcer looking to bounce back from Baggies defeat

Alex Song is backing Arsenal to give the perfect response to their weekend setback when they face Partizan Belgrade. The Gunners slipped to a shock 3-2 defeat against West Brom on Saturday, bringing their unbeaten start to the season to an abrupt halt. They have not had to wait long for an opportunity to make amends, though, with the UEFA Champions League pitching them into midweek action. Arsene Wenger's men face a tricky trip to Serbia on Tuesday, where they will have to contend with a highly-charged atmosphere and a side currently in red-hot form.

Ready

They are, however, up for the challenge, with all those connected with the club determined to make sure that the Baggies defeat was nothing more than a minor blip. Song is among those hoping to be given the opportunity to lock horns with Partizan, and the Cameroon international admits the Gunners are raring to go. "Normally we win most games but we have just come here to do our best because we know in the last few days we have not done very well," he said. "We want to show we are ready."

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