Arsène Wenger and his Arsenal side face Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League this weekend and the manager sat down for his usual pre-match interview with Arsenal TV Online on Thursday.

The Frenchman discussed all the major issues of the week.

Wenger talked about:

  • the need for the international break
  • getting the squad ‘joyful’ again
  • Aaron Ramsey captaining Wales
  • the international leaders in the squad
  • Wilshere’s desire to play for England Under-21s this summer
  • Blackburn’s battling mentality
  • the fitness of Jens Lehmann
  • the appointment of Steve Kean
  • scheduling of the last few games in the title race

Subscribers can now watch this interview 'on demand'.

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