Koscielny and Nasri savour win

Koscielny made an error for the opening goal but recovered to dominate defensively, and said: “We made a mistake conceding the goal, I should not have tried to play offside. First we will savour the result. The return match will be more difficult. We will have to put more effort in both on defence and attack.”

Nasri, who improved after a quiet start and set up Andrei Arshavin for the winner, said: “We improved well. We showed more maturity, it was different than last season.”