on the game as a whole...
"We made the maximum effort and got the minimum result. If you look at the game it is disappointing to come back with one point. There are a lot of positives in the game but the negative is that we should have won by five but it finishes 1-1."

on the misses by Emmanuel Adebayor...
"Of course you regret these chances. I don't think he missed them on purpose. I feel sorry for him. We had a good chance for Djourou and it was a penalty on Ljungberg in the first half. It was a game of clear-cut chances. We must go on but it is a disappointing point given the chances we had."

on Arsenal not having control of the situation now...
"We want to make the maximum out of our games. So let's hope it is in our hands again on Saturday."

on Sol Campbell...
"He had a cut over his eyelid. He has a bloody nose, I don't know if it is broken or not. We have to check that. I don't know if he will be available on Saturday. I don't know what I will do anyway, I'll change the team every game now."

on the attitude for the rest of the season...
"It is not over. We have to keep going. Overall I feel sorry for the team. You cannot fault them for effort, or desire, there are quite a lot of positives in our attitude and our quality. It was just an accident, and you could say Arsenal were not rewarded today. But we needed the three points. The players are disappointed because they were not rewarded for the efforts they put in tonight, and for what they rightly feel they deserved. Portsmouth made a minimum risk and got maximum out of it."

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