Arsène Wenger faced the media ahead of the Premier League clash with Cardiff City. Here are some extra quotes from the boss. For the headlines, visit our Digest page:

on Nicolas Anelka's gesture…
Personally I believe there is only one beautiful way to celebrate a goal and that is to share it with your partners. That should be for me the only way. The second thing is that nobody knows in France what it means. Some make it an anti-system movement, some make it anti-semitic movement. Personally I don’t know - I have never seen this movement. Football is happiness and happiness is to share your joy when you score with your partners. Do we make too much of it? Yes, because he is not to do it again, he has said he will not do it again. Only he can answer if he knows what it means or not. I don’t really know the meaning of that. The only thing I can say is that it is not something that is well known in France.

on Michael Schumacher…
Personally I didn’t know him but of course I am an admirer of his achievements. We are all shocked that a man who has taken so many risks in his life and got out of every single risk he took, on a simple accident this can happen to him, which can happen to anyone else who is not as gifted on the sporting front. That is very shocking and we wish him well. He is a great football fan as well, especially a fan of Cologne and I think he is very close to Lukas Podolski.

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31 Dec 2013