Arsenal boss Wenger: I didn't need to drop anyone

After their shock defeat to Hull City, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with the way his players responded in last night's 4-0 romp over Porto. Wenger had threatened to overhaul his team in response to the defeat by Hull, but in the end just replaced Emmanuel Eboue with Samir Nasri. "I was tempted to make more than one change but I didn't want to give the feeling that I was punishing one player more than another," he said. "I wanted to give the team the chance to respond quickly. The change was not to punish anyone, it was because we needed to respond quickly as a team."

After their shock defeat to Hull City, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with the way his players responded in last night's 4-0 romp over Porto.

Wenger had threatened to overhaul his team in response to the defeat by Hull, but in the end just replaced Emmanuel Eboue with Samir Nasri.

"I was tempted to make more than one change but I didn't want to give the feeling that I was punishing one player more than another," he said.

"I wanted to give the team the chance to respond quickly. The change was not to punish anyone, it was because we needed to respond quickly as a team."

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