Arsène Wenger and Manuel Almunia faced the media shortly after the Arsenal squad arrived in Spain ahead of tonight's Champions League Quarter-Final first leg.

Subscribers can now watch their entire press conference on Arsenal TV Online.

Wenger discussed:

  • the absence of Robin van Persie
  • the formation he'll play
  • why the season doesn't start here
  • the way the squad has evolved this season
  • the need for an English core in the side
  • signing Robert Pires
  • the link with Real Madrid and Cesc Fabregas

Almunia discussed:

  • why this looks to be 'our season'
  • Villarreal's home record in the Champions League
  • Arsenal's style of play
  • the threat of Marcos Senna
  • good memories of 2006

Subscribers can watch this video now.

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