on a game of two halves...
"We didn't have the right sharpness and focus to play at our pace, and we played at their pace and it suited them. From then on I felt because our focus was not maybe sharp enough, our passing was sloppy, we were flat. In the second half, it was a a little bit a repetition of the Man United game. We come out, with good resolutions, and before we can put them into practice we are one-nil down. From then on it was all us, but like when we chase the game like we did it today you are at the mercy of a mistake at the back. They had a chance to score a score another goal when Almunia came out [and saved], but it was all us in the second half and it was a repetition of the Man United second half."

on Arsenal's injury list...
"I will see when we play and with whom we play because at the moment for us it is important not to lose too many players, because first of all you want your good players to be with you and we have important games coming up, and we might have lost again Julio Baptista today. So if we continue to lose players I will have to choose what we go for. We check now, a groin problem, but we hope it's not too bad and he can play on Wednesday."

on a replay at the Reebok...
"I'm not concerned about that. I just said in the FA Cup sometimes, it's better when you play away from home than when you play at home."

on Arsenal's equaliser...
"We have improved a little bit on set-pieces, on heading, and I'm happy that Kolo scored the goal because he was a lion again today. It's a good inspiration for the other players to see how he fights and that he gets the goal - I'm very happy for him."

on Bolton...
"They give you a problem because they put the ball when you don't want it to be, and every time you bring it down they close you down. They have good players, they have Anelka, they have Nolan, they have Campo - they have good players."

on buying to ease their injury problems...
"That's a good question but I cannot give you an answer - I don't think so. We have lost Van Persie - now you will see what Baptista has."



10/1 - Arsenal v Tottenham: Tomas Rosicky to score the first goal


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