Wenger: 'They have a great togetherness and love for the game'

Last updated : 03 September 2007 By Chris Parry
"I made a tape of Cesc last year and you wouldn't believe how many chances he had. In some games he had three. When he was a young boy he scored goals. That is a nice disease to have.

"Sometimes it disappears but it always comes back when you mature physically and mentally. When you go into the senior game you can lose it, but if you did it in the youth team you can take advantage of positive situations anywhere."

"Cesc has a lot of the same characteristics as Paul Scholes. The frame, intelligence in the game, passing ability and knowing when to go into the box. He is only 20 and people forget that."

"We gave an outstanding performance and were tested in all areas. In the second half we were tested mentally and responded well. Since the beginning of the season something has been happening in this team. They fight for each other, they have a great togetherness and love for the game. They gave a great response again today."