Arsène Wenger reflected on a fine start to the season and looked forward to Arsenal’s first home encounter of the campaign when he sat down for his exclusive pre-match interview with the club’s official website.

Subscribers can now watch the manager’s interview on Arsenal TV Online. Wenger discussed:

  • Arsenal's flying start to the season
  • the true level of his team
  • managing expectations
  • his thoughts on the 4-3-3 formation
  • praise for Thomas Vermaelen
  • Burnley's shock win over Man United
  • why it's good to avoid newly-promoted teams
  • uncertain times at Fratton Park
  • the importance of solid home form
  • his thoughts on reinforcing his squad
  • his message to the supporters
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