Arsène Wenger faced the media at the training ground on Friday afternoon ahead of this weekend’s clash with Newcastle at Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal manager discussed all the major football issues of the week but had to pause briefly when his Rememberance Day poppy fell off his training top! It was quickly re-attached and Wenger continued his briefing.

He discussed:

  • the latest injury news
  • Van Persie's Holland call-up
  • the improvement of Walcott
  • complacency in Donetsk
  • keeping the pressure on Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale's form for Tottenham
  • Newcastle's Andy Carroll
  • Man City's recent problems
  • Chris Hughton's situation at Newcastle
  • Nagoya's imminent J-League win
  • the explanation of referees' decisions
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