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

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

on David Villa…
Any interest we have in any players has to be kept secret at the moment. I cannot come out with any names.

on whether supporters should be forced to sit…
If they have somebody behind them, of course, because people can't see the game. They have paid for seating places and you want to be in a position where you get what you pay for.

on Sunderland banning 38 fans for standing...
Sunderland are right. I would love people to be able to stand and I would love to have people behind the goal for example. But if it is only seating, you cannot stand up.

on safe standing…
Yes [I would be in favour], 100 per cent.

on his team's 'half-term report'…
We are behind our schedule and we have to make up the points we miss at the moment.

on being on track for 66 points…
We just want to win the next game. Football is not as mathematical as that. We have played many away games, we have a good home run until the end of the season. Our team has grown together, because we rebuilt the team at the start of the season. Overall what is important for us is to improve the quality of our displays and focus just on that. Points will come.

on needing 70 points for a top-four finish…
We will [do better in the second half of the season].

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