Coppell Praises Arsenal duo

Steve Coppell

"You want to try to nullify what they have got but, at the moment, in Henry and Fabregas they probably have the two best players in European football who are on top of their game not only individually but together as a combination. They were a pain in the backside all night.

"Henry, blimey, the goals he scores. He has more golden boots than Midas. He is just non-stop. You go into a season knowing he is going to deliver 25 goals and that is a hell of a start for any team to have.

"As for Fabregas, it depends on his mentality and determination how far he can go. It is certainly all in front of him from the foundation he has laid in arguably the toughest league in the world."

Arsene Wenger

"We are on a very good run and we were disappointed on Tuesday night so we wanted a quick response.

"It came quickly with an early goal - a fantastic goal - and after that our movement, technique and pace made a big difference.

"Reading never gave up and were dangerous from set pieces and crosses but overall we looked always like we could create something with our mobility.

"You always worry because I have seen Reading here against Man United and against Chelsea and I know from experience that to go away from home after a Champions League game is always tricky so I was, of course, concerned.

"We were under pressure before the game because Man United won and Chelsea won yesterday. We knew it was a big day for us."