After a win against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the last round Arsène Wenger and his side will make the slightly longer trip to the north east to face Newcastle United in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

Ahead of the game the Arsenal manager sat down for an exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online. Subscribers can now watch this clip 'on demand'.

Wenger discussed:

  • why he has changed his policy in the Carling Cup
  • going five years without a trophy
  • his hopes for Wojciech Szczesny
  • Newcastle’s return to the top flight
  • Theo Walcott’s comeback from injury
  • the emergence of Samir Nasri
  • the importance of the win at Man City
  • juggling his resources at a busy time
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