Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday ahead of the Premier League opener against Aston Villa.

Here's some more of the manager's quotes. For the earlier headlines, visit our Digest page:

on who will captain Arsenal…
Mertesacker. It [centre back] is a position that is interesting for a captain because he has the game in front of him, he's in the centre of the pitch, he has experience and he did it until now. There's no basic reason to change that."

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