on a convincing victory...
"It was important for us to be good in the air and on set pieces. That was remarkably well done by our keeper, our four defenders and Gilberto today. After that it was a question of putting the ball down when we could and then score when we could. We were a bit lucky on the first goal, the second was a great one and the third as well was a great one."

on Walcott's first start...
"Even at that level he can be decisive and make a difference. He's not a real midfielder you know, I played him in a 4-4-2 on the flanks, and he's more a striker in the 4-4-2 up front, or a wide player in a 4-3-3. But you could see that if you give him a good ball you can never catch him back. I liked one or two balls he gave through the lines. The final balls. For a 17-year-old boy I think he did very well."

On another young star...
"Well, Fabregas is a real midfielder, you know? And I think at 17 Fabregas was not like he is today. They are different style, one can compliment the other one. Fabregas can give the ball to Theo, who can finish."

On being presented with a book of fan tributes to mark 10 years as manager...
"Well, it's a big honour for me to get that, because we as managers we face more the other side, you know. It's a big honour. It's just down to the quality of players I had down the years, the trust I got from the board and the fans. I was very lucky in my career, I've  had 17 years and two clubs, you know? That's very exceptional luck. I met this Club ten years ago and maybe I met him just at the right time of my career."

7/1 - CSKA Moscow v Arsenal: Theo Walcott to score the last goal

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