Toure looks to positives

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Kolo Toure believes Arsenal should reflect on the positives from their 1-0 win over Roma on Tuesday.

Gunners ace pleased with clean sheet

Kolo Toure believes Arsenal should reflect on the positives from their 1-0 win over Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. The Gunners overcame the Serie A outfit at the Emirates courtesy of Robin van Persie's successful 37th minute penalty. However, Arsene Wenger's side could and should have won by a greater margin after creating a wealth of chances in the contest. Toure does not believe time should be spent dwelling on what could have been as they emerged from the game with an all-important clean sheet.

Quite happy

"We're quite happy as we have the win," he told Sky Sports News. "We're the only team who won tonight, but we feel that we could have done better. "We could have scored two or three goals, but that's part of the game and now we have to think about the next game. "We had the chances, but we didn't take them. That happens in the game where you create a lot and don't score. "We kept a clean sheet, which is really, really good for the second leg. I think we played really, really well. "We were outstanding. We just need to play with our quality passing and our pace and I think we can beat this team."
Yellow card explained
Toure was on the end of a bizarre yellow card at the start of the second half after he was booked for entering the field of play without permission. The Ivory Coast star has to be the last player to leave the dressing room and his exit was delayed by team-mate William Gallas, who needed extra treatment. In order to make amends for his tardiness, Toure dashed straight onto the pitch after the second half resumed without the duo, although his actions resulted in a booking. "I was late because I'm always the last one to come out from the dressing room," he continued. "I was waiting for my team-mate to come. "I did not know I wasn't allowed to come onto the pitch straight away, which I did, and I've learned another rule, which is good."

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