Arsène Wenger faced the media ahead of the Emirates Cup. Here are some extra quotes from his press conference. For more headlines, visit our Digest page.

on Ryo
No, he is still not fit and he will not be available [this weekend]. I don’t know [about his future] - at the moment he is coming back from a big ankle injury and he is not ready. The best thing for him is certainly to get competition again, when he is ready again.

on Southampton losing players like Chambers…
I respect first of all the quality of work they have done because you look at Southampton and you think the team they had last year, plus Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, plus Gareth Bale who come out from there - they could have won the European Cup had they managed to keep everybody together!

But unfortunately the modern game has changed and the smaller clubs with less potential are not in a position anymore to keep their players.

on Southampton cashing in…
It will be interesting to see how they get over what happened to them because they got a lot of income and they have shown in the past they are very clever in scouting. It will be very interesting next season to see how they manage what happened to them.

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1 Aug 2014