Football: Gunners can bounce back with win in derby against Tottenham, says Cech

London (AFP) - Petr Cech insists shell-shocked Arsenal will make amends for their Champions League meltdown by winning this weekend's north London derby.

Arsene Wenger's side suffered a potentially fatal blow to their chances of making the last 16 in Europe's elite club competition after crashing to a 5-1 defeat against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

But veteran goalkeeper Cech knows they have a chance to erase those painful memories when they return to Premier League action against arch rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

"Every game comes thick and fast and you have to make sure you recover and move onto the next one. The defeat to Bayern is tough to take but in a way you have to accept the team you played was superior to us in everything they have done."

Tottenham's hopes of avenging their League Cup loss against Arsenal earlier this season will not be helped by their gruelling schedule over the week.

Mauricio Pochettino's team beat Aston Villa on Monday, then hosted Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday, leaving them with little recovery time before facing Arsenal.

"We need to take the schedule and not complain about that," Pochettino said.

"It's true this is not the best condition but we need to be ready and we need to take the excuse away from the players."