on what the victory means after last year’s Final defeat…
It means everything. The last 12 months have been tough and, as a group, we said we wouldn’t forget the feeling of last year because we never wanted to have it again. We wanted to make sure we got the FA Cup and brought it home.

on Arsenal’s performance…
I thought we were excellent in the first half, played some good football and could have easily scored more goals. We took our foot off the pedal and that is something we have got to address. But I am happy that, although we were under a lot of pressure, we didn’t concede a goal and stayed relatively calm in a pressured environment. We’re a team that wants to play football and we’ve got a standard that we want to try and stick to. We were disappointed in the first half that we didn’t score more goals and I think that was the only thing lacking.

on keeping it tight in the second half…
We knew Bristol would come at us and put us under pressure and that’s exactly what happened last week in the Women’s Super League game. When our backs were against the wall we stood up and were counted.

on the Club winning another major trophy…
The expectation brings pressure. Losing in the Final last year was really tough and, from a personal point of view, I never wanted that again. I think the players knew that and that is why they were so pleased to bring the Cup home.

on missing the experience of Faye White and Jayne Ludlow…
The players have stood up all season. It’s a pressured environment to come into an FA Cup Final, especially when you play for Arsenal and the expectation that it brings. For someone like Jordan Nobbs to go in there at 18 years of age, she has got no fear and that is why she plays at the level she does. They are learning all the time and the more experience they can get when they are young, the better.

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