Arsene heaves a sigh of relief after first home win

Last updated : 23 September 2006 By Chris Parry
Here's what he said after the game:

"It was not as easy as the result suggests. Sheffield United defended well and hid less than the other teams when they had the ball. After we did not score in the opening 15 minutes, you could see the fact we had not won here did play on the minds of our players.

"We were a bit nervous and not clean enough technically. At half-time we realised we had to do continue to do things well, defend well, attack well.

"We came back with more determination and quicker passing, then we put them under pressure and the goal came from Gallas, who is a winner and has shown that again.

"You could see that for the team it was a big relief. But overall I felt the goal would come if we had not made the mistake at the back. In the first half we gave them some liberties we should not have, but in the second half, we were much better."