After Friday morning’s Champions League draw, Arsène Wenger faced the media at the training ground. The manager discussed the prospect of facing Villarreal before looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

The Frenchman discussed:

  • a "50:50" tie against Villarreal
  • the accusations levelled at Cesc Fabregas
  • the race for fourth spot
  • Chelsea and Liverpool being drawn together again
  • the pressures of football management
  • Eduardo’s international commitments
  • Theo Walcott’s training-ground injury
  • avoiding an English team in the Champions League

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20 Mar 2009