Gunners win takes its toll on Bould

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Assistant boss Steve Bould admitted he had "a bit of a headache" after stepping into the Arsenal dugout for Tuesday's Champions League opener in Montpellier which saw the Gunners battle back to win 2-1.

Manager Arsene Wenger was serving the first of his three-game touchline UEFA ban - and would have been fuming from the stands after Younes Belhanda slotted home a penalty when captain Thomas Vermaelen fouled him. But two quick goals from Lukas Podolski and Gervinho ensured the Gunners made a winning start in Europe.

Bould said afterwards: "I am not sure I enjoyed it. I have got a headache and a half. It is tough, a different pressure than I have been used to taking the Under-18s - but we won and we had a great result."

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