On Arsenal winning the Premier League again:
If I told you in 1990 that Liverpool wouldn't win a championship for the next 25 years you would think I was mad. I don't want the same thing to happen at Arsenal. It’s already been 11 years. This year, we're not that far away. The Monaco game aside, we're on the right track but we lost too many points early in the season. I think this group can win the title in the coming years.
On working for Sky Sports:
My way of commentating is more or less what I do when I’m in my living room when I’m explaining the action to my friends. The difference on TV is that you don't always have time to explain things. You don't always get a chance to talk about the bits of the game you want to talk about.
But I love talking about and watching football. Sometimes I miss games because they're on at the same time as another. Football is my passion and it will always be my passion.
On one day managing Arsenal:
I'm not claiming that one day I'll lead the team or succeed Arsene Wenger. I just want to learn the role with the youngsters at Arsenal right now. I just want to be ready if, one day, the opportunity presents itself.
On what he's learning as a coach:
I realise now you can't just prepare a session at the last minute or just change five players. When you're a player you don't worry about these things. Today I've discovered the size of the role.
The other coaches tell me the youngsters are on it a bit more when I'm there. I try not to think about it, I just want to help them by doing my job. It's not always easy; just because you know football doesn't mean you communicate things and educate people well, or get them to understand the things you understand. The role demands that I serve my apprenticeship.