Wenger on...the performance
"I'm very pleased because we played a good Reading side who were dangerous going forward, and from the start of the game to the last minute they were always threatening, and us as well - both teams looked always dangerous going forward. That's why it was an interesting game, but we had some great finishing again today and scored some good goals, and could have scored more. But we needed as well a good Almunia tonight to keep a clean sheet because Reading were dangerous coming forward."

Wenger on...the goals
"The first goal was a great ball from Quincy, who made the difference on the flank, to Reyes. The second goal was a great counter-attack. They just had a chance, three seconds before, and on the break we scored the second goal. I feel in the second half they dropped a little bit, and it always looked always like on the break we could get a third goal."

Wenger on...his young side
"Overall I'm very pleased for the boys, because it's great experience to be in there. They are all under 23, some are 18, some are 22. Overall they have a great spirit - I rate them all. But it's very difficult to say now who will make a big career at Arsenal - they all look to have a chance."

Wenger on...Jose Antonio Reyes
"He needed a goal, in the end I pulled him back yesterday to play because I feel he needed a goal to find his confidence again. He likes to play Jose, you give him a ball and a game and he's happy. He's a real football player, he wants to be on the pitch, he's a good guy. You feel every time he touches the ball he can score."

Wenger on...the visitors
"I think they did well, I think Reading are a good team. They have good team play, a very mobile team, they are tuned in together- there is a good understanding. And they have a way to play that looks fluent and dangerous - for me it's a good side."

Arsène Wenger

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29 Nov 2005