Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday ahead of the Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

Here's our latest round-up of the manager's quotes. For the earlier headlines, visit our Digest page:

on the Boxing Day cancellation...
Yes [I was disappointed]. We can continue to build that momentum up now because we have Newcastle and then Southampton on Tuesday night. But I would have preferred to play.

on time off for the players...
They had a rest at Christmas. The four teams who didn’t practise on Christmas Day were West Ham, Arsenal, Stoke and Liverpool. You can come to different conclusions because Liverpool lost against Stoke and Stoke were very sharp.

on whether Henry can play in the Premier League...

Yes. Honestly he is in a better physical shape than he was last time he was here last year.

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28 Dec 2012