Wenger on...the performance
"I feel that you cannot always play well and lose as we have been doing. We have got a lot of criticism but there is only one way to answer that and that is with the quality of the performance on the pitch. We had a very young team out today with eight under 22, especially at the back. We were very young but we had a great team performance and a great team spirit."

Wenger on...keeping a clean sheet
"When you consider we had eight players out at the back, the boys can be very proud of their performance."

Wenger on...Emmanuel Adebayor's debut
"I thought he brought a great presence. He is tall and I thought he added size to the team, like Diaby does too. In these kinds of games it is important to have that. Overall we had a good presence in the air today, maybe we would have lost that game before because a lot was about winning challenges in the air. Adebayor brought us a presence and I think Thierry Henry took advantage of it as well."

Arsène Wenger

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