After watching his Arsenal Reserves side beat their West Ham United counterparts 4-2 on Tuesday night manager Neil Banfield spoke exclusively to Arsenal TV Online.

The Gunners held a 2-0 half-time lead but two penalties saw the Hammers level the game with 12 minutes to go. However further goals from Emmanuel Frimpong and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who completed his hat-trick, saw Arsenal leave Upton Park with all three points.

However the headline from the game was the inclusion of Sol Campbell in the line-up, and Banfield said it was a pleasure to have him involved.

Subscribers can watch this exclusive interview now. In it, Banfield discusses:

His side's spirit

  • the decision to award West Ham's second penalty
  • Sol Campbell's inclusion
  • maintaining the pressure at the top of the table
  • his assessment at the halfway point of the season
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