Extra: Wenger on Mackay, Giroud, Bielik

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

on Dave Mackay...
It’s an iconic figure of English football who contributed a lot to Tottenham’s success at the time. He played for Derby as well and was a great player. We’re sad to see these people disappear. You are sorry and it is a sad moment for English football.

on whether criticism of Giroud was unfair...
Yes, because today the judgement is definite on one game always, and I felt that he's a player who didn't score on the day but I felt we were more guilty of not defending well as a team, even if he is part of that as well. You can accept that you do not always take all your chances.

on Bielik…
No, he will not be in the squad. He will play again with the youth team tomorrow night.

on Bielik’s progress…
Very happy, but let’s not forget that the boy is 17-year-old, comes from Poland and I have taken him in January more for next season because to give a boy of 17 years old six months to adapt to competitive environment like we have here is needed.

on whether he will play for first team this season…
I don’t think that will happen.

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