By Nick Teale
Despite being on the losing side on Sunday afternoon, Bolton manager Owen Coyle said he was pleased with his team's performance against Arsenal.
Wanderers have a second opportunity to take points from Arsenal on Wednesday night but know that if they are to get anything from their visit to Emirates Stadium they will have to take their chances.
To find out how they reacted to Sunday's game, and how they are preparing for their next clash with Arsenal, we spoke to Bolton Evening News reporter Marc Iles.
IMPRESSIONS OF ARSENAL
"The general consensus was that Bolton were happy with the performance but not the result. There were signs that Owen Coyle is looking to make the style of play a bit more attractive. There was a bit of width and I though Chung-Yong Lee was excellent. The bottom line is that they have to finish off their chances and that is something Arsenal did so well on Sunday. Cesc Fabregas was absolutely world-class and Bolton just didn't have any answers to that."
"Owen Coyle has said that his side need to find a way of keeping Fabregas quiet. But even if you keep him quiet Arsenal still have 10 other world-class players. I think because Bolton are away from home they could drop Kevin Davies onto the right and play an extra midfielder. Fabrice Muamba could be used as a man-marker so it could be that he is put on Fabregas. There are a couple of options but Coyle doesn't have a huge squad of players to pick from. However, I would be surprised if Bolton didn't have a slightly more defensive mindset on Wednesday night."
THE EMIRATES EFFECT
"I think they have to go to Emirates Stadium with a slightly more defensive game plan on the basis of how good the Gunners are at home. There's a bit more room to play on the Emirates pitch. It's perhaps also in better condition than the pitch at Reebok Stadium because Bolton have had to train on there recently."
"Stuart Holding has been on trial and there are signs that he may sign a contract with the club. He's an attacking midfielder and they do need a player who can put his foot on the ball in the middle of the park and instigate the new style of play that Coyle wants to employ."
THE MAN IN CHARGE
"Coyle likes to play attacking football but it would be impossible for him to do that by the end of January, no matter how many signings he brings in. Previous manager Gary Megson was trying to bring in a better quality of football, and there are good footballers at Bolton. But in centre midfield they do miss the sort of player who can pick out the key pass. But the fans are very happy that Coyle is back at the club."