Arsène Wenger and his Arsenal side face Aston Villa on Saturday, and he sat down for his usual pre-match interview with Arsenal TV Online on Thursday.

The manager revealed the latest injury news ahead of the Premier League game and discussed all the major issues of the week.

Wenger talked about:

  • a difficult week
  • the positives to take from two defeats
  • evaluating the Spurs game
  • being caught on the break against Braga
  • additional officials in Europe
  • injuries ahead of the Villa game
  • Cesc Fabregas' hamstring problem
  • Manuel Almunia's return
  • Gérard Houllier’s appointment
  • Robert Pires' qualities
  • the Frenchman's famous goal at Villa Park
  • an up and down season
  • his optimism for the rest of the campaign

Subscribers can now watch this interview 'on demand'.

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