Extra: Boss on Gabriel, Martial and more

Read extra quotes from Arsène Wenger's press conference ahead of the Leicester City game. For more headlines, visit our Digest page.

on Gabriel being ready to play if he's cleared by the FA…He will be. Mentally I have looked at him and he was sorry for what happened and very disappointed, but he is a fighter and his attitude in training the whole week was completely focused and motivated.

on Gabriel’s English…It’s still not great. One of the advantages maybe of not speaking much English is that he doesn’t understand that much about what’s going on [with the FA and the Costa incident].

on if Gabriel's red card shows that video technology can help…Yes, in these kind of incidents, [it] could be a good resource.

on Anthony Martial…It’s a surprise because sometimes it’s quite difficult at the start. To maintain that will be very difficult for him so he will have to have some understanding of that as well if he starts to score less. He has already set the expectation level very high. I’m not surprised that he’s done well because he’s a very talented player.


on why Arsenal didn’t sign him…He was more of a winger in his [early] career. He played the final part of last season as a striker. Monaco’s statement was always that two players, Martial and Layvin Kurzawa, would not move. I thought they would maintain that but in the end both of them moved.

on Mathieu Debuchy…I think he has a big fight with Bellerin and he’s slowly coming back to his best. I believe that he’s mentally very strong and very committed, and he will slowly come back and give a hard time to Bellerin.

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