Matt Taylor admits Bolton let themselves down at Wembley and has called on them to bounce back against Arsenal.
The Trotters saw their FA Cup dreams go up in smoke last weekend, with a crushing 5-0 defeat to Stoke sending them crashing out at the semi-final stage.
Such a demoralising defeat could have far reaching consequences, with the club looking to wrap up a top-half finish in the Premier League.
Taylor acknowledges that they cannot afford to be that bad again in their remaining fixtures of the 2010/11 campaign and is hoping a home date with Arsenal on Sunday will see Owen Coyle's men to restore some much-needed confidence.
He said in the Sunday Mirror: "We were devastated by what happened at Wembley, but we've come back in this week and tried to focus on another big game for the club. That's the great thing about football.
"We didn't do ourselves any justice last week, but seven days later we've got a chance to get that experience out of the system.
"Arsenal at home is a great game for us. Our form at the Reebok has been fantastic and if we win this one then people will be talking about Bolton beating Arsenal rather than Bolton losing to Stoke City.
"If we feel sorry for ourselves against Arsenal then we will be in big trouble."
Sunday's encounter will pitch Bolton into direct competition with a man they know well from a loan spell last season - Gunners starlet Jack Wilshere.
Taylor admits the teenager made a big impression with the Trotters last season and knows he will pose a considerable threat to Bolton this weekend.
He said: "The first thing I noticed about Jack when he came here was just how comfortable he is on the ball.
"You can give him the ball in tight situations, in fact he demands you give it to him, and he has the confidence in his own talent to get himself free.
"Having said that, Jack announced himself here by going into a full-blooded challenge with Kevin Davies in his first training session.
"He is a terrific player. Everyone knows that he's a technically excellent player with a great first touch, but what I like about him is the fact that he's got a nasty streak in him as well. You could see that competitive edge he has when Arsenal played Spurs the other night.
"It's something we were aware of when he was at Bolton last season, but now he's playing regularly with a top team like Arsenal there is even more confidence in him.
"You have to have that steel about you if you are to succeed in the modern game and Jack has got it in abundance.
"He plays with no fear whatsoever. His success with Arsenal and with England has taken him up another level and it's clear that he will be an absolute stalwart for club and country over the years.
"I'm just hoping we can shackle him, because we need to put in a big performance ourselves."