Arsène Wenger spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Arsenal's opening game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The manager discussed Tony Pulis' "surprise" exit from the Eagles, and reflected on his own side's preparations and his summer transfer business.

Our club photographer was there and sent back these exclusive images.

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