"We want to show we can be challengers next year because 99 per cent of the squad will be the same. I am confident we have the ingredients to challenge. But it is important to convince everybody of that inside the Club and that means we have to finish strongly."
Arsène Wenger on the need for a strong finish to the season

Arsène Wenger spoke expansively about a number of topics when he sat down for his weekly interview with Arsenal TV Online ahead of the Premiership trip to Liverpool. The Arsenal manager discussed:

  • the flak flying over England's performances
  • Abou Diaby's French debut
  • Nicklas Bendtner's improvement
  • Theo Walcott's operation
  • Thierry Henry's timetable for fitness
  • the Aliadiere-Baptista partnership
  • the chances of Jose Antonio Reyes coming back to Arsenal
  • the fight for second and third place
  • the progress of Rafa Benitez's side since they lifted the Champions League trophy
  • the first year of Emirates Stadium

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