Arsène Wenger faced the media ahead of the FA Cup tie against Coventry City. Here are some extra quotes from the boss. For the headlines, visit our Digest page:
on whether Oxlade-Chamberlain could start…I don't know if he is completely ready or not, I will have to decide that tomorrow [Friday], he is very close. on his development...He is in advance of where every player of his age is. He is in the national team, a regular player here and he has just been handicapped by a four-month injury but overall he is in a very strong position. on playing centrally...Central, yes. It is not some way off. He can play central, it is just always [important] to find the right balance because around him you need always a more defensive player, but I like his qualities in the middle because he can penetrate and has good power to get out of pressure.That is a very important quality in the middle of the park now and he can pass people, can accelerate the game as well, has a good final ball as well and a good long pass.on the Deloitte List...I have just heard a bit about it, but I have not seen it. It looks a bit like the other countries make progress, but in England you have an increase in the television [money] amount and commercially maybe we are a bit less strong than Bayern.Last season, Bayern had an exceptional season. They are the only team in Germany who is occupying the market and Germany is a very strong economical power and that explains why their commercial income is stronger. Of course, that [Arsenal moving up the list] is the target. At the moment we are moving up, our commercial revenue increases, but the target is to compete with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid at that level.
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