Arsène Wenger faced the media on Thursday ahead of the Premier League clash with Wigan Athletic.

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

on the January transfer window...

What is important is this team develops in the way we want to play. I have seen some interesting aspects on Monday night at Reading. Let's see how far this team can go. If we can add one or two exceptional players, we will do it. What we do not want to do is add players just because people put us under pressure to buy players. That is where we have to be strong enough. If we find a player who will give us something special, we will do it - but that in January will not be easy.

on having money to spend...
We have money, and why should I not spend it if it is to find the right players? I believe as well the first and most important thing is to keep confidence in the players we have. If we are consistent, we can come back.

on his long-term plans...

I cannot give them [players] that insurance because that decision does not depend on me. The insurance I give them is the Club has faith in them and at the moment I decide the technical policy of the Club, and I believe it is important that the Club has these players for a longer period.

Honestly, I don’t know more than you about the result. I believe it’s very open. There’s no real dominating team in the league at the moment. You see that when you look at the results of the teams. There’s no team above anybody else.

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20 Dec 2012