On the performance...
"Today we were very young, but in the end we learned what it is like to defend - something we are not used to - and it was a good lesson for us. Overall I am pleased because we lacked a bit of experience but we got a positive result with 1-1, even if overall Sevilla had many more chances."

On Lukasz Fabianski...
"Fabianski played very well. He was spot on with his decision-making, and technically what he does was impressive tonight. We have two great goalkeepers, so that is what I thought at the start."

On Carlos Vela...
"He is an exciting player. I feel he is still not there physically but overall he has all the skill and technical qualities to be an Arsenal player."

On the midweek trip to Holland...
"I am confident and have belief the team will be focused and treat Twente with respect. We have learned through our experience and I am confident we can qualify. You always expect good opposition in Holland, but I believe we are good enough to get through."

On injuries...
"Djourou has a knee problem. I hope he will be fit, but nobody else looks to have a problem."

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