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Bolton boss Megson: We won't kick Arsenal

Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson insists they do not have to kick Arsenal off the pitch to beat them today.

Megson said: "Although we have a reputation for being big and physical, there are quite a few players in our team who are not big and not physical.

"So we are not a football team that falls into the category that many people often judge us to be. It's a fallacy.

"We have some physical players and we want them all to compete, but since I have been here we haven't had anybody sent off."

Megson's strugglers have taken just one point from six games.

He added: "It makes me laugh when people talk about the way we play football.

"What is football? Football is also about tackling, closing players down and doing well at set-pieces.

"I watched Manchester United against Liverpool and they launched two or three 70-yard balls down the pitch and they were fantastic.

"Yet when we do that, they aren't long passes but long balls."

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