Following Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night, midfielder Fran Merida spoke exclusively to Arsenal TV Online.

He discussed:

  • whether Arsenal got what they deserved from the game
  • the importance of the first goal
  • the benefits of the competition overall
  • how he intends to use it as a springboard
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