'All my players have done well'

Wenger against Viking FK

Arsenal continued their pre-season preparations with a convincing 8-0 win at Viking on Friday night.

Here's what Arsene Wenger made of the victory.

on the result…
At the moment we don’t look at who we play too much. We just focus on our own game and try to play the way we want to play at a high pace, with lots of movement and overall it became easier in the second half. The score is not too important at the moment, it’s just for us to stick to what we want to do and get everybody good competition so that they can come out in a positive mood as well because we play to win.

on having a selection headache…
I have a headache everywhere because all the players do well. The young players do well and I don’t think about age too much. Overall, we have plenty of choice in midfield.


Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Alex Iwobi and Chuba Akpom


on Aaron Ramsey’s best position…
Aaron Ramsey’s best position is in central midfield. His second-best position is wide but his best position is in central midfield.

on what he will do with the sword handed to him before the match…
I don’t know!

on whether Arsenal are short in central defence…

on Gabriel, Krystian Bielik and Rob Holding…
In these kinds of games they get experience and also get used to playing the way we want to play, but they are not tested enough to really be able to say. The Premier League is a different problem for them.

on whether this could be the toughest season…
There are plenty of clubs with big ambition. At the moment there are many big managers and many big clubs. It raises the ambition and the hope everywhere, but only one will win it. We just have to make sure it is us. The competition will be very fierce, especially with Leicester winning it last year. Nobody expected that so some smaller clubs could hope to be in the fight for it too. They can say that the bigger clubs will drop points against each other, so it will be more open than ever but also more interesting. We’ve got a difficult start against Liverpool, then it’s Leicester straight away, then to Watford. In the first three games we have to make sure that we are ready.

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