"As I've just said to them, we'll start to prepare tomorrow and we go to Bournemouth ready".
Middlesbrough may be without a League win since the middle of December, but they have been securing many home draws and are desperate to finally get a win under their belts as they try to claw their way out of the relegation zone.
"But obviously coaching is different, completely different, because you now have a 25-man squad to manage and to work on. The response from the players and the staff has been first-class".
Gaston Ramirez is fit again and back in the squad and Agnew is calling for the Uruguayan and speed merchant Adama Traaore, who both caused the Gunners problems that day, to turn it on again.
Meanwhile, Wenger has admitted he is unsure whether the uncertainty over his future is affecting his players on the pitch.
The Gunners suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss to London rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last Monday to leave Arsene Wenger's side facing the real prospect of missing out on a top-four finish.
But the Frenchman said the two could be linked. "They played with such an intensity, I couldn't ask any more of them". "When I speak about mental test it is to perform, no matter what the circumstances are around you". I'd say I hope not. "At home we have not been disastrous in the quality of performance".
Alvaro Negredo levelled five minutes after the restart, though, volleying in as the Arsenal defence - switched to a rare back three - failed to deal with Stewart Downing's right-wing cross. "Top-level sportsmen have to be like that".