Arsène Wenger and his Arsenal side face Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday and the manager sat down for his first pre-match interview of the season with Arsenal Player on Thursday.

The Frenchman discussed all the major issues of the week.

Wenger talked about:

  • his mood ahead of the new season
  • Arsenal's away record last season
  • the importance of the starting the season well
  • the situation surrounding Fabregas and Nasri
  • the postponement of Tottenham v Everton
  • last season's game at St. James' Park

    Members and Arsenal TV Online subscribers can now watch this interview 'on demand'.

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