By Richard Clarke
Kolo Toure is not prepared to let Arsenal stumble out of the FA Cup at Bolton this evening because of fixture congestion.
Tonight's Fourth Round replay at the Reebok Stadium is a game Arsène Wenger probably could do without. The success of reaching the Carling Cup Final and the Knockout stages of the Champions League has meant his team have been playing two games per week virtually unbroken since the middle of November.
Next week will be massive for the Club. They have the Champions League Knockout Round first leg at PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday then that trip to Cardiff to face Chelsea on Sunday.
However Arsenal's stoic centre back refuses to overlook tonight's game for those reasons.
"It is true that last season we did well in the Champions League when we were out of the FA Cup," Toure told Arsenal.com. "But this is a new season. We are professionals and we want to win everything. We just have to cope with it.
"We want to win the game tonight in the 90 minutes. If it goes to extra time and penalties then it is more difficult but it does not matter how we win.
"We know it is difficult to play against them. They play the ball from the back and chase you down but we know we can cope with it.
"This is a really important game for us. It will be tight but we have a chance at Bolton and we are going to take it because we have the players and we have the football."
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