Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s clash with Blackburn Rovers.

The manager looked back on Wednesday’s dramatic Champions League encounter in Rome before turning his attentions to Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn Rovers.

The manager discussed:

  • taking the mental strength from Roma into the rest of the season
  • being in a ‘strong position’
  • the chances of the Champions League final being played in England
  • Eduardo’s latest injury
  • facing a physical team on Saturday
  • coping with the fixture backlog
  • Arsenal’s experience of coping with pressure
  • the qualities of his returning stars
  • William Gallas and Kolo Toure’s friendship
  • the Gunners’ Premier League unbeaten run

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