Francis Coquelin gave another assured performance in the centre of Arsenal's midfield on Tuesday as a young Gunners side beat Bolton in the Carling Cup.

Francis stopped to speak to Arsenal Player afterwards - click on the link to watch the video clip or read the transcript below.

on the victory…
First of all I am really pleased to win this game. I thought tonight was good, Bolton put out a strong team. We had a young squad out there today but I think we've done really well coming out with a 2-1 win - it's great.

on the Bolton goal…
They put a lot of pressure on us and scored the goal so after that we had to play better. We didn't play very well in the first half and we didn't move the ball around quickly so in the second half the manager asked us to do that. That's what we did. We got caught but I think we did a good job in coming back into the game. Andrey scored the first one five minutes after and it helped us.

on Andrey Arshavin…
You know Andrey and you know he is a great player. He has got the touch, he can get goals, assists and I think he played really well for us tonight. He helped us a lot. You could see that his touch was amazing.

on showing character…
I think we showed great character. Obviously some players were making their debut like Nico Yennaris, who had a terrific game tonight and played really well. Ignasi Miquel as well, and I think everyone played really good. 

on Nico Yennaris…
I think he is more of a midfield player but he can play at right-back. Tonight I think he did a terrific job and hopefully things will carry on going for him that way.

on his situation at the moment…
It's great. I've been playing a few games - big ones as well - and every time the manager needs me I just try to give my best and be the best I can be on the pitch.

on playing alongside Emmanuel Frimpong…
Obviously it is a bit strange. I was talking to Jack [Wilshere] the other day and was saying to him that is he wasn't injured it could have been the same three in midfield as it was two years ago [in the 2009 FA Youth Cup run]. But it was great to play with Emmanuel, I have known him since I came to Arsenal so it makes things easier.

on hopes of winning the trophy…

Yes. We showed character tonight and with that we can go pretty far in this competition and win it.

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