The January transfer window was high on the agenda when Arsène Wenger faced the media for the first time in 2009 on Friday afternoon.

The Frenchman was asked about recent transfer speculation involving Andrei Arshavin, Shay Given and Mikel Arteta and went on to discuss Saturday's FA Cup tie with Plymouth Argyle at Emirates Stadium.

Subscribers can watch Wenger's entire pre-match press conference on Arsenal TV Online now. He discusses:

  • his transfer budget and recent rumours
  • the impact of the pound to euro exchange rate
  • the type of player he wants to buy
  • Jack Wilshere's development
  • the importance of the FA Cup
  • stories linking him with Real Madrid
  • his defence of Arsenal's transfer policy
  • finding a bargain in the modern age
  • how the recession will affect the transfer window

Subscribers can watch this video now.

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2 Jan 2009