Extra: Boss on Szczesny and team spirit

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

on Wojciech Szczesny…

Of course he works very hard. He has responded very well. He is 100 per cent committed in training and works harder than ever. At the moment, the competition is there. I just always have to make the decision who plays the next game.

on if his response was important…

Yes, for me that is the most important when a player is questioned at some stage - how he responds shows you his strength of character, and on that front Wojciech has done extremely well until now.

on the mood in the camp being the best all season…

Maybe, but we have to be very cautious with the mood in our job because the swings are very quick so the best way you can deal with that is… it helps to get the next result. You need a good balance between an optimistic mood and urgency as well. we are in a job where of course you want the level of concentration very high and that is what we want to achieve now. We go into a period in the next four months that will decide our season. we have to be conscious that our commitment has to be 100 per cent.

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