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

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

on Walcott's contract talks...
I have discussions every day with Theo Walcott but not every day about his contract because his agents do that. We are trying to get further but at the moment, nothing else has happened.

on whether early kick-offs dampen the atmosphere...

No, I don’t think so. Yes, 12.45 for me is a bit of an unusual time but I like it. I like to get up in the morning and play football. The earlier, the better. That’s alright for me.

on Andre Villas-Boas's time at Chelsea…
I have sympathy for him, yes, because I know him as a guy and a man and I like him.

on Cech's claims that title is three-horse race...
I do not agree, but it is opinions. At the moment, it is just reflecting positions in the championship. We are a long way off the leaders and that is why we want to come back. We have had that before and we want to make up the ground as quickly as possible.

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