On the performance...
"We had many players out today- Eduardo, Rosicky, Adabayor, Djourou - and I also left some on the bench. Overall against a very good Paris team, it was a good hardworking performance.We took control in the second half and won the game normally."

On the lessons from a pre-season friendly like this...
"You can learn about the different associations in your teams. Does Denilson work with Diaby, can Eboue play in right midfield. You can risk things you can't in the Premiership or at least risk things all at the same time when you can only risk one or two in the Premiership."

On signing more players...
"We have the potential to do it. If I find the right player, I will take him. If I find two, I will do it. But it is not compulsory. If we do not get them, we do not get them. We have enough quality. That will not be an excuse if I do not get a player, not to compete with the top teams."

On stories about targetting Nicolas Anelka...
"At the moment I have not made any offer for Anelka. I felt we had the strikers we needed, and also I wanted a player like Eduardo, who can play on the flanks and with Adebayor, or with van Persie. That is why we have gone for Eduardo. It was more a question of choice rather than the quality of Anelka, because I rate him very very highly. It was just we have Adebayor, Bendtner and Eduardo who play in the same position."

On his ability to sign players...
"I can bring in who I want and the board do not interfere in that, unless there is a compulsory financial situation that we cannot afford."

On contingiencies over Eduardo's work permit application...
"We sign our contracts subject to work permits, so we have not been negligent. If the work permit does not happen, we are not in a position where we are obliged to keep the player."

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