Extra: Wenger on Europe and transfers

Read some extra quotes from Arsène Wenger's pre-match press conference. For more headlines, visit our Digest page.

on finishing second in Group D…
Ideally you want to finish first because then you feel you have done your job. We finished with the same number of points as Borussia Dortmund on 13, which overall usually gives you the first place. Galatasaray, like last season with Marseille, didn’t take many points and that’s why the total - even though it’s high - didn’t guarantee us the first place.

on the January transfer window…
There will be very little activity [in general], because all the big clubs want to keep their players, and it will be as usual quiet in the first three weeks and a bit frenetic in the last three or four days.

on solving defensive issues on training pitch…
If everybody is fit and available, we don't need to go on the transfer market. But we have to consider that there could be a question mark with Koscielny's fitness and we have to go out on the transfer market..

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