on whether he feels hard done by...
"Yes because if you look at what Blackburn created over two games it is difficult for us to go out. We were punished because we did not take our chances over the two games and Blackburn took nearly the only chance they had in 180 minutes. When you lose there is always a lesson but I don't think Blackburn didn't create anything on purpose."

on the Ljungberg and Aliadiere penalty appeals...
"They were quite reasonable ones. In the first game there was already one, a 100 per cent one. We shouldn't be here tonight because we should have had a penalty in the first game."

on his stretched resources...
"We are of course a bit short, when you look at the bench we have it is very very young. We lost players through injury and we lost players through suspensions. I feel the team had a decent performance tonight."

on why he moved Senderos to right back...
"We lost Djourou in training, we lost Eboue, we have no Hoyte. It was very difficult. Traore is left-footed and has hamstring problems so I had no choice."

on the penalty decisions which have gone against Arsenal...
"Well, we could make a good tape from the beginning of the season. If it is us or somebody else, if it is a penalty it is a penalty. I don't complain about that. I can give you plenty of games where we had bad luck. But you want the right decision to be made whether it is for Blackburn or Arsenal."



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