On Arsenal XI's 3-0 win over Boreham Wood...
"They did well tonight. They've been working hard in training and now some of the play is beginning to show on the pitch. Overall we are pleased and it was a good performance all round."

On the pre-season workout...
"It was pleasing, we always get a good game here at Boreham Wood and now we will go on to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday and hopefully put in a good performance there."

On Arsenal's domination...
"We created a lot of chances and if you were to really look at it then yes [we could have scored more]. But the worry comes when you are not creating those chances. But we are creating the chances through good play and we will take the chances if we create them."

On Tom Cruise's return from European Under-19 Championship duty with England...
"He's pleased with how things went. He's pleased with his own performances but a little bit disappointed that England didn't go on to win the tournament [they lost to Spain in the semi-final]. But he's back now and he played well."

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