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Gera admits bittersweet West Brom playing return

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Zoltan Gera admits his Premier League return was bittersweet for the defeat at Arsenal.

It was Gera's first piece of action since injuring his ankle for Fulham in May.

Gera told the WBA website: "I was looking forward to playing again but it was a difficult game. Arsenal played well and with high confidence after beating Chelsea.

"Everyone worked hard but Arsenal rotated well in midfield and scored an early goal, which was bad for us.

"But our squad is definitely stronger than when I left in 2008.

"There are lots of good players here - not just in the starting line-up but on the bench as well.

"The club has moved forward but this season will be very difficult for us. It will also be crucial. We need to play well - but the club is definitely moving forward."

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