Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday ahead of the Premier League match against Stoke City.

Here's some more of the manager's quotes. For the earlier headlines, visit our Digest page:

on Queens Park Rangers' transfer deals…
I think what [QPR chairman] Tony Fernandes does, he looks how much does it cost to go down, and how much does it cost to have a chance to stay in the league. So he takes the gamble to stay in the league. Knowing that maybe as an individual he has the financial power to stand up for the gamble that he takes. That's how I explain it.

on Chris Samba...
I didn't even know he was available. I rate him as a player. For me, for QPR, it is a big danger to lose Ryan Nelsen because he is not only a good player but he is an organiser. He is a guy who is a leader on the football pitch, the kind of player that you don't find. Certainly in Samba they have found somebody with more individual potential.

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