Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday ahead of the Premier League clash with Stoke City. Here's our round-up of the manager's quotes. For the headlines, visit our Digest page:

on a summer World Cup in Qatar in 2022…
For me, the main worry is for the fans, it is not for the players. They will adapt and play under circumstances where there are good conditions. The problems you can raise are how the number of fans who go to the World Cup can cope with the heat and with the conditions that are extreme in the summer, that is the main worry. I hope when FIFA made their decisions, they considered that because it is the only worry.

on previous World Cups in hot conditions…
The stadiums will be air-conditioned, but you cannot have that in every street. Certainly Qatar has the financial power to organise that very well. I am open to any idea. If it is better in the winter, why not? But I have not seen the proposal of Qatar, what they have done. If FIFA have decided that is a fantastic project, why not? I believe them.


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20 Sep 2013