On his team's performance ...
"I felt we were in control. After the question of getting the first goal we dominated the game. We were never in danger of dropping points after that and the second goal killed off the game I feel. We could have scored one or two more but one was given offside. The second goal was a real great goal and overall you see that possession-wise, passing-wise and movement, we were the superior team."

On Emmanuel Adebayor's goal...
"It is good for him because strikers say it is not important [to score] but it is important."

On regaining top spot from Man Utd...
"The best test today was whether we would have the nerves to deal with a little bit more pressure, playing last, and with people expecting you to drop points. But we played our game like we are used to."

On dealing with pressure...
"We can cope with the pressure, we have shown that recently. We were a bit frustrated because we felt we should have taken more points at Liverpool or against Manchester United, but overall we dealt well with the pressure every time."

On Arsenal's 1,000th goal in the Premier League...
"It's a special one because it's the 1,000th one but also because it's a special quality one. It's how we like to play the game and it was certainly the best moment of the game."

On preparing for the Wigan game...
"We wanted to get back in charge of this league and we have a game in hand. We are leading so at the moment it is going well. Now everyone goes on a break, then we have Wigan at home. It is quite a heavy schedule for some of the international players and we lost Fabregas tonight because he will be suspended. I hope everybody comes back free of injury because we lost Van Persie last time. We will be highly focused when we play at the Emirates."

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