Wenger on... Williams and Vermaelen

Arsène Wenger
Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday ahead of the Premier League game against Norwich City. Here's our round-up of the manager's quotes. For the headlines, visit our Digest page:

on claims that players use international breaks as holidays…
I don't think it is right. I have players who always want to go to the national team, they are proud and always want to play for the national team. There is one specific example, which is that of Rio Ferdinand, but honestly I don't know Rio Ferdinand and what has happened there. In 99 per cent of the cases the players want to go and play for the national team.

on if Vermaelen's future is at Arsenal…
Yes, of course. He has a long-term contract. He is our captain and periods where you don't play can happen. That's part of our job, to be in competition or not.

on being linked with Ashley Williams…
There is no truth in anything at the moment because we are not at all in the transfer market. We are just focusing on our next game.

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