Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday ahead of the FA Cup tie against Brighton and Hove Albion.

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

on being linked with the Schalke job…
I have a contract here and I will respect my commitment to this club, always. The Bundesliga is a very interesting championship, but I think the Premier League is a better one.

on Newcastle's French contingent...
Newcastle have made good buys and done very well on the market. You go for quality players, you do not look very much where they come from. I spoke about the core of English players [at Arsenal] because it is easier to keep them together, than if you have players from Spain or South America. The most important [thing] is the quality of players, and on that front Newcastle have done very well.

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