On the 0-0 draw...
"It was an afternoon I am not used to because we created very few chances and Man City didn't create anything. They were highly focussed on defending well. They didn't give us any space and we could not find the opener. For as long as we couldn't do that it was a locked game basically. There were very few chances. It was two teams who played well defensively, had very good discipline but created very few chances."

On if he was surprised that City weren't more attacking...
"They think if they can get a point here and beat Tottenham at home then they will get above them."

On if Arsenal are assured of a top-three finish...
"Ninety per cent, not 100. We are nearly there."

On who will finish fourth...
"That is very difficult to predict. You would expect the two teams to win their next games and then it will be Man City v Tottenham that will be the decider. Man City has a little home advantage but it will be interesting until the end. It is difficult to predict."

On Emmanuel Adebayor's substitute appearance...
"He made it a bit livelier because our supporters suddenly got lively and he was focussed and motivated and sharp and he wants some longer balls and that is why suddenly it was a bit livelier. But even then they didn't create a lot. They played a lot on the counter attack and when you could break the counter attacks we weren't a lot in trouble."

On if recent defeats had an impact on the game...
"You could see that it was in our heads, yes. We didn't follow everything forward blindly, that is for sure, because we knew we couldn't afford to lose the game today. On top of that Man City made it difficult for us."

On if Inter Milan have shown Arsenal how they should have played against Barcelona...
"Barcelona played at a different pace collectively. The regret we have against Barcelona is the way we gave the goals away. In the second game I believe there was room to beat then."

On Robin van Persie's performance...
"He was sharp for 60 minutes, 70 minutes. After he dropped physically, I left him on because I thought we can only win on set pieces today and that he could score a free kick or give a corner that could allow us to score. But overall he was very sharp, in the first half especially. But for having been out for such a long time it is quite positive."

On Sol Campbell's performance...
"Maybe you should take him to South Africa."

On if Campbell will be an Arsenal player next season...
"I don't know yet. I said yesterday I have to sit down with him and see. Since he has been in the team he has been outstanding. I never expected that from him and that is great credit to him. You can compare him with any centre-back in the League. He has been very, very good."

On Lukasz Fabianski...
"I believe it was important that he can play a game without having a lack of concentration. Today he was spot on from the first to the last minute. He read all the situations very well and that is what you want from him. I always said he is one of the most talented goalkeepers and when he gets the concentration right he will get there."

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