This is what was said in the post match press conference… I wasn’t there so I doubt its 100% accurate but Ive picked bits up from various sources and hopefully Ive pretty much got the whole thing here:
[Reporter] How is Cesc Fabregas? He now a doubt for the Barcelona game?
AW – How is Fabregas? I don’t know. We will have to assess him tomorrow as regards to the Barcelona game. It was a bad tackle, one more. He got tackled at the knee, kicked just under the knee. We tried to take him off but he said he was all right.
[Reporter] Was there just more than just the one bad tackle?
AW – Am I suggesting there were a lot of bad tackles? Leave me alone with that, for f***’s sake. You are always looking for controversy, you do not need me to tell you what happened on the pitch. I can give you my opinion about our game but you always create this controversy.
and then to Alex Mcleish afterwards…
[Reporter] What do you think of the claims that there is a vendetta against Arsenal to hurt and bully them?
AM – I certainly don’t think there is a big vendetta against Arsenal and people are not saying ‘let’s make bad tackles on them’. The tackle by Craig on Fabregas was robust. I know what Arsene was getting at because if you follow through, even if you have got the ball, then at that speed you can hurt a player. But there were similar tackles by the Arsenal players and you have got to take it on the chin.
Its not even clever, they are just quote hunting so they can write some kind of big attractive headline. The thing is, people fall for it.
I say again, this is not 100% cast iron what was said on both sides, but Ive collated the quotes from various sources around the web etc.