On a high-scoring victory...
"Scoring another nine goals is very good; we're delighted with that. The girls have a great attitude to the game and we didn't expect anything other than them to do the business again and they've done that with their nine goals."

On the season so far...
"It's five games gone and they're starting to find a rhythm to their play plus we've used the depth of our squad today and it was a positive outcome."

On his first year in charge...
"It's been ok, it's quite enjoyable to be the decision maker, and there's no pressure. I just enjoy this side of the game and being involved with it. The girls keep responding very well and we're delighted with the way we're going."

On facing Sparta Prague in the next round...
"It'll be interesting. We'll have to try and find out a bit about them and prepare for that and go and do the best we can."

On the new Ladies' Champions League format...
"It's quite exciting. The change of format has been excellent; it gives more teams opportunities too."

On when Julie Fleeting will return...
"Hopefully we'll have Fleeting fit at the end of this month. Maybe not ready for competitive football but she's great after giving birth, everything's fine, Julie's strong and everybody's well so we're hoping to see her at the end of October."

On Kelly Smith returning for the winter...
"We'll wait and see. There are some technical problems I think in relation to contractual definitions. I'll leave that for the general manager to deal with all the details so he's working on that at the moment. It's not happened as quickly as we would have liked but hopefully there will be something positive in the near future."

On how far Arsenal can go in the Champions League...
"We'd like to go the whole way. But we know it will be a very difficult path and I'm glad we're through and our only focus in Europe is the next phase. We've got a more difficult game on Sunday in the Premier League. It will only be our second game in the league so it's an old football cliché but one game at a time."

On Arsenal's quality despite losing so many players last season...
"I disagree [the Women's Premier League] was quite close last year. If any other team in England or Europe had lost the players we've lost, they wouldn't have won anything. All the so-called superstars - Smith, Alex Scott, Fleeting is out. We'd lost Faye White, we'd lost Yvonne Tracey, and we lost Lianne Sanderson; you could name these players in another team and they'd win the Premier League.  Yet the group of players we've got have still done the business and they were worthy champions. For me the gap is still there and we will continue to try and improve and let other people worry about what they do."

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