Arsène Wenger faced the media at the training ground on Thursday morning ahead of the Premier League clash with Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal manager reflected on all of the major football issues of the week and subscribers can now watch his press conference in its entirety.

He discussed:

  • Thomas Vermaelen's progress
  • a 'decisive' game against Chelsea
  • the importance of home form in the title race
  • Jack Wilshere's potential
  • whether it is a 'good' time to play Chelsea
  • Arsenal's record in big games
  • Frank Lampard's return to fitness
  • Ray Wilkins' Chelsea exit
  • an important festive period
  • a 'vital' January
  • having a point to prove on Monday
  • if the weather has affected his training schedule
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