Extra: Wenger on character and loans

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Arsene Wenger faced the media on Thursday ahead of the FA Cup semi-final. Here are some extra quotes from his press conference. For more headlines, visit our Digest page.

on questions over character...You can always improve in our game. When results are not as good, you always think you can improve. There is no perfect team and we will always try to improve our squad and our team. This season we lost key players at big important moments of the season, but we have to just to focus on finishing as well as we can. We are in a position where we can still do very well until the end of the season, that is what we want. It is not about next season, it is about this season.

on Jack Collison, Wigan's recent loan signing…Some people accuse me of being hypocritcal, but I always allowed players who went out on loan to play against us. the only thing I asked for was for the players who go out on loan to play against the club who give them out on loan. That is all I want. After, all the rest is down to the rules of the Premier League.

The rules are the rules. I don't make the rules, we respect the rules and Wigan respect the rules, I don't have a problem with that. If he plays he plays, if he does not play, he does not play. We can only win the game if we play well.


Referee: Michael Oliver
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