Arsène Wenger kicked off the New Year by granting an exclusive pre-match interview to Arsenal TV Online on Friday - his only one ahead of the trip to West Ham.

The Arsenal manager was in good spirits after watching his side take 16 points from a possible 18 in December but his focus now turns from the Premier League to the FA Cup.

Wenger discussed:

  • the win at Portsmouth
  • the game in hand
  • the importance of the FA Cup
  • rotating his squad at Upton Park
  • the latest injury situation
  • drawing at West Ham earlier this season
  • Gianfranco Zola
  • his plans for the transfer window
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
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