Arsène Wenger assessed his striking options without Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie when he spoke to Arsenal TV Online ahead of Saturday's big game against Manchester United.

The Arsenal manager discussed:

  • the responsibility on the shoulders of Nicklas Bendtner
  • whether Carlos Vela could step up
  • putting aside the Stoke saga
  • Wayne Rooney’s record against Arsenal
  • the addition of Dimitar Berbatov
  • the global impact of Man United v Arsenal
  • his new-found friendship with Sir Alex Ferguson
  • Johan Djourou’s performance against Fenerbahce
  • Champions League qualification

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