By accounts from people who caught the game, once we got back into it at 1-1 we held our own and perhaps looked the better side. Ultimately though - and perhaps no surprise given Arsenal's record at The Emirates this season, they came back into the game and ultimately ran out winners.
"We set about Arsenal with a game plan and carried it out to-Stuart Pearce.
the nth degree, we were a bit ragged for five minutes after they scored but once
we equalised I felt comfortable."We had as many efforts on goal as they did,
even though they kept the ball nicely.Fidgety "In the second half, the crowd
became fidgety and I couldn't see them scoring before a wonder strike from
Fabregas."It is an example of how we have come on that the players were so
disappointed at losing because they felt they were in with a great chance at
half-time."I couldn't fault our effort or application."
"I have always felt that as a professional football
player you have deal with that - as a manager as well - when people are coming
here, they pay good money, they can get their frustration out. If sometimes
their frustration is with the team or a bad pass I completely understand that.
It’s down to us to transport them to a different world, when sometimes you
cannot do that they are not happy but you have to deal with that."