Wenger on...the game
"It was a frustrating match. It was difficult to play football and we couldn't get into our game. Credit to Everton they battled very hard and made a physical combat of it. Once we were 1-0 behind it became difficult."

Wenger on...chances created
"We can have a lot of regrets on the goal that we conceded, and it was important not concede the first goal to go behind it a game like that. We tried to come back but didn't create a lot, we were much more on top of the game but did not create enough chances."

Wenger on...being more attacking
"We played with Reyes as a second striker in the second half. We had Pires, Fabregas and Ljungberg - they are all offensive. It is difficult to play with more offensive players than we did."

Wenger on...defending
"The first half was difficult for our defenders because we had the sunshine to contend with and a lot of long balls from Everton. The sun was in our eyes and many times it looked as if our defenders not to have seen the ball or seen it late."

Wenger on...the red card
"Fabregas pushed and the referee gave him the red card. It is the rule but he was very lenient on Cahill."

Wenger on...chasing a Champions League spot
"I am worried that we can't get our results right away form home. At home we look alright. But, away from home, we face the same game always and we have not found a convincing response to what we face. We need to muscle our team to get away with it."

Arsène Wenger

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