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But his dad said he lacks a bit of self-belief and I can confirm that because he is very critical of himself. That's positive and a sign of top-level sportsmen, but you have to find the right balance of being not happy with what you do without harming the confidence.feedback
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Sep 17 2017

Of course, we have the backbone to come back. You do not win the [FA] Cup the way we did without it.feedback

Sep 17 2017

You learn from defeats and during the season every team will have a bad patch and bad games. The team that has less of these wins the title.feedback

Sep 17 2017

Nobody just gives that trophy to you. This team has character.feedback

Sep 17 2017

Kolasinac gave us a lot going forward, but he also pushed Sanchez more forward. Sanchez was very deep in the first half.feedback

Sep 17 2017

You take a Sanchez into the final year of his contract, you sacrifice £60-£70million income and at the end of the season you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money. In the second half, Sanchez became alive. He is still fighting to come back to his best physically, but Sanchez is Sanchez.feedback

Sep 17 2017

On top of that, Chile had a bad experience as well. But he came back full of desire and ready to play.feedback

Sep 17 2017

He told me he is focused on the Premier League and on the Europa League.feedback

Sep 17 2017

No, he's not fat. His fat percentage is under 10. You know how it is: when you don't win, people find any problem for you.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I felt Lacazette had a very good first half. He worked very hard for the team, he's very disciplined and it takes him some time to maintain that intensity for 90 minutes. Don't forget as well I had Walcott, Giroud and Alexis on the bench, so after 65 minutes in a game of that intensity, it's normal that you bring some fresh legs in.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It's not just about one person, it's about the team performance – and that means everyone, who comes on or who starts, giving 100 per cent.feedback

Sep 16 2017

He gets stronger and stronger. Let's not forget that he was out for a long time. He's a team player, Danny Welbeck, and that's why coaches love him. He's a guy who has a huge physical potential. People are not convinced that he is a great finisher, but these kinds of goals will help him become more relaxed in front of goal.feedback

Sep 15 2017

I do not really believe in [home-ground advantage], I believe the pitch is 105 metres long and 68 metres wide everywhere and never in my life could I accept or understand that it is different away from home.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It is good for him. It will give him more confidence. You could see that he still needs competition.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It is just a question of how much you want it, no matter where you play. That is football. So it is a good opportunity to show that we have that quality.feedback

Sep 15 2017

We won the FA Cup final, we won on penalties in the Charity Shield, so let us just continue to focus on the quality of our game and not too much on where we play.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It was always difficult to win [at Stamford Bridge] but our record against Chelsea recently has been good.feedback

Sep 15 2017

We had a slow start and there was accidental goal. After that, it was important not to concede and panic and put more pace into our game. From then. we controlled the game and won convincingly in the end.feedback

Sep 15 2017

I think Sanchez is still running after his best form. He is a fantastic football player but physically he has just come back. But he has it in his locker to do something special, which he did.feedback

Sep 15 2017

We want to do well in all the best competitions and I had an experienced team today, even though I made nine changes. They are all top-class players. There is no hierarchy in the squad.feedback

Sep 15 2017

Do we play tomorrow? At what time do we want to play? Do we play next week? But they have a Bundesliga game midweek, we have a League Cup game midweek. Do we move it to Tuesday and play Thursday? It was all kinds of speculations that we had to analyse.feedback

Sep 15 2017

I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium but I must say our supporters dealt well with the situation. There was no aggravation and I hope everything goes well after the game.feedback

Sep 15 2017

[The Cologne fans] were very clever. I don't know how they managed to infiltrate our fans and get everywhere but they did that very well. I don't know did they go through Arsenal membership, on the internet. But they did very well.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - UEFA

We live in a society of 100% security and I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium. But I must say our supporters dealt well with the situation and there was no aggravation.feedback

Sep 14 2017

Was it the right decision? If nothing happens after the game, yes.feedback

Sep 14 2017

In the end, at some stage, I thought they will not play the game. I can't see the police taking any risk. We live in a society of 100 per cent security.feedback

Sep 14 2017

He's a more offensive player, more a guy who can play as one of the three strikers or as an offensive midfielder. What is good for his education is to play in this position as well because we learn how to cope with defensive responsibilities, and that's a good part of the education of the modern player. As strikers or creative players, you tend to have two kinds of players. Some who are good at running with the ball, and some who are good at running off the ball. He's more a player who likes the ball to his feet and provokes opponents by passing them.feedback

Sep 14 2017

That will come back [for him] – it is coming back in training. He is very hungry and sharp. He is not completely at his best, but he is getting there. He enjoys being back and competing for his place and what I see in training is positive.feedback

Sep 14 2017

He needs a little burst to get away from people because he can move the game forward and, if you can move the game forward, you need your legs to get you out of pressure.feedback

Sep 14 2017

Only they know the facts to analyse what happened. They should certainly make an inquiry to find out what happened, for sure. There were certainly more people here than had tickets. We left that to the police. I don't know how they managed to infiltrate our fans. Did they go through membership or the internet? I don't know but they did it very well.feedback

Sep 13 2017

If he is injury-free he will come back. You have certainly seen the video of him when we played against Barcelona. He needs a little burst to get away from people because he can turn the game forward. If you can turn the game forward, you need your legs to get you out of pressure. That will come back – it is coming back in training as well.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I know Jack well enough. He analyses every training session. He has a football brain so I don't need to tell him too much but I speak to him about how I see his evolution.feedback

Sep 13 2017

We played Wednesday night in Barcelona and Saturday morning at Everton [in March 2016] and we won.feedback

Sep 13 2017

You have to not get caught in your mind with preconceived ideas, football is down to how you perform on the day. The disappointment for not finishing in the top four was there, of course, but unfortunately we were one point short.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Champions League

This is a different competition and we want to win every competition we play in, but we don't calculate that this is the best way to the Champions League qualification.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Wednesday-Saturday is similar. It's just a different competition. When you play Wednesday-Saturday it's similar to Thursday-Sunday. The disappointment for not finishing in the top four was there, of course, but unfortunately we were one point short.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It is not the best chance but one of the opportunities.feedback

Sep 13 2017

We have done that for 20 years and 20 years by doing it in the Premier League.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I don't want him to feel uneasy but I've said many times his contribution has been huge. He's had a great evolution here and overall the contribution to the club has been tremendous.feedback

Sep 13 2017

We will take it seriously but the priority is to focus on the Premier League and combining the two. Then, in December, we will see, but at least we want to qualify for the next round. Thursday to Sunday morning is short so I have to think about that. But we have to win at home and you know how it is when you don't win at home.feedback

Sep 11 2017

He was not completely physically ready to start three games in a week and certainly for Chile he was not completely ready as well.feedback

Sep 11 2017

He is not fat. His fat percentage is under ten, so that's not fat, but you know how it is when you don't win, people find every problem for you.feedback

Sep 11 2017

On top of that Chile had a bad experience, but he came back full of desire and was ready to play.feedback

Sep 11 2017

It's a new experience for us.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Manchester United

I love the values of this club and, for me, a club is about values first. One day it would be a good chat to have with the press to look at the evolution.feedback

Sep 11 2017

I always question myself. Yes, of course, Man United is attractive but am I happy here? The answer was 'yes.feedback

Sep 11 2017

When I arrived here we were 80 people, today we are 700. Sometimes I cross somebody inside our club who I know, that is quite new. Most of them I don't know anymore. We have changed a lot.feedback

Sep 11 2017

It is too long to talk about that but I think it is quite an interesting subject that you know certainly as well as I do, but a lot has changed.feedback

Sep 11 2017

You speak about Man United, the evolution in the last 20 years would be very interesting. A lot has changed but when I came here this club was about values that I love in sport. That is why I am still in the competition.feedback

Sep 10 2017

I think he is exceptionally intelligent, he has an exceptional character, and exceptional belief. I say to my friends: 'Mbappe is the new Pele.feedback

Sep 10 2017

He decided to go the other way, so that is… for financial reasons, or for reasons that he thinks Paris Saint-Germain is tomorrow's club and will take over from Real Madrid and Barcelona.feedback

Sep 10 2017

Or maybe for individual reasons, such as maybe he wants to become the player that the team turns around, and to be acknowledged as the best player in the world.feedback

Sep 10 2017

You should ask him. I am always very confidential. One day maybe I will get all the contacts I had during my stay at Arsenal and it would make a few chapters. You should ask Martin Edwards.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

Because I love the values of this club and, for me, a club is about values first. One day it would be a good chat to have with the press to look at the evolution. You speak about Manchester United, and the evolution in the last 20 years would be very interesting. A lot has changed but when I came here this club was about values that I love in sport. That is why I am still in the competition.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I don't know why [he was booed]. Maybe it was a question of the transfers. He will [win the fans over] quickly. We lost confidence against Stoke when we played well and lost the game. We were a bit edgy against Liverpool.feedback

Sep 09 2017

It was also the transfer period and there were players moving away for international games.feedback

Sep 09 2017

That's football - Liverpool lost heavily today.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I'm pleased with the win and the way we played. Overall I believe that we had a committed, disciplined and offensively very good performance.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I think he [Welbeck] gets stronger and stronger. He's a team player, that's why the coaches love him. People are not convinced he's a great finisher but these kind of goals will help.feedback

Sep 09 2017

We don't know yet because Sanchez, Ospina, Ramsey are players coming back together. We'll check that throughout the day. At the moment we have no injuries and everyone is looking to come back well. Wilshere is getting stronger every day.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I haven't decided if he'll [Wilshere] be in the squad or not. He still needs some fitness work but he's in a positive trend and getting better and better.feedback

Sep 09 2017

Bournemouth is at team who can give problems to everybody. I believe we have to just focus on our performance. We know our season will be judged on how strong we are at home.feedback

Sep 08 2017

Some teams who are the new favourites, they are not in a better position than us. OK, we lost at Liverpool but we can redress the situation very well and very quickly.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - UEFA

Do I want to get rid of Financial Fair Play? I think so because there are too many legal ways to get around it. The question, at least, has to be raised.feedback

Sep 08 2017

You are not naive enough to think that will not happen. I don't know (if it happened before Arsenal's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on August 27). I don't know.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I am not naive enough to believe that. That's why you have to scrap it before the season starts.feedback

Sep 08 2017

France played against Holland on the last day of the transfer window. Do you really think that not one French player or Dutch player had phone calls in the afternoon about a move or not.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I always have problems understanding what a legend is and isn't. I've had all the players here, but they all had their weaknesses as well. They had their weak games as well, and their weak behaviours as well. Nobody was perfect.feedback

Sep 08 2017

We are all grateful for what they have done for the club, but what matters is always the players on the pitch who can defend the pride of the club.feedback

Sep 08 2017

We have to take a distance with that as well, focus on our performance and not be dragged into any animosity.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I think we are strong enough, yes. Stronger than last season? I think it depends on what period of the season. We had contrasting periods of the season last year.feedback

Sep 08 2017

Am I convinced we will be title challengers? Yes. Why not? We have only played three games – and two away games. OK, we lost at Liverpool but we can redress the situation very well and very quickly. Some teams who are the new favourites are not in a better position than us.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - China

At the moment, it looks like you can buy clubs in China and get the players there, and buy them in other clubs, then get them, after, here. You can get around [FFP]. Am I convinced that, at the moment, the rules are strong enough to make it respected? I'm not sure.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Maybe we are at the crossroads and we have to think, do we open it with complete freedom to investment for people like the Chinese and Americans, who want to invest here [in England]? If you want to remain the best league in the world, that is certainly the way we have to go.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Football is maybe only at the start of a huge financial investment. It has become the most powerful sport in the world. It means do we have to open the door completely to investments? It is a question we have to raise because, at the moment, it looks like we have created rules that cannot be respected. There is nothing worse than when you create rules that are not respected.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Every single manager in the league would agree that it's time to kick that out before the season starts and not continue to have players in the dressing room who are half out and half in.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Many things happen in the last second, which I regret. You sit there before the games and, in players' minds, they have no clarity. Are they in? Are they out? Are they half in? Are they half out? Are they tapped up in the afternoon of the game by people who want to get them out? It's not the way to work and it's uncomfortable.feedback

Sep 07 2017

That's where I think in England you come to the wrong conclusions always – if England has not won on an international level in over 50 years, it's maybe time at some stage to come to the right conclusions. To convince people that to win you have to play ugly is for me a wrong debate. If you take the biggest teams in the world, they all play football. Brazil has won how many World Cups? They play football. Germany play football.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I believe that we have to bring some decency. We all complain today that it has become too much a business, but we can do something about it. We have that responsibility in the game.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I believe the transfer market is over, there was a lot going on on that front so overall it's very difficult for me to speak about that because the most important for us now is to focus on the next game.feedback

Sep 07 2017

He needs to come back to full fitness what he was not at Liverpool, it was his first game. He suffered and had a negative experience with Chile and he's strong mentally and hopefully he'll be back quickly to his best.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Christmas

He's having his first run today so that's quite positive. The flexibility of his ankle is good, his mobility is good now it's about getting back to full fitness without any setbacks. It's very difficult to set a time. Not before Christmas which is why I didn't involve him in the Europa League squad.feedback

Sep 07 2017

He's strong mentally and hopefully he'll be back very quickly to his best.feedback

Sep 07 2017

You sit there before the games and in players' minds, they have no clarity. Are they in? Are they out? Are they half in? Are they half out? Are they tapped up in the afternoon of the game by people who want to get them out? Have they been tapped up? Of course. But on the day of a game? I don't think so. I hope not. But it's inevitable. France played against Holland on the last day of the transfer window. Do you really think that not one French player or Dutch player had phone-calls in the afternoon about do they move or not? You're not naive enough to believe that.feedback

Sep 07 2017

If I am a football player, I can perform even if Liverpool is in my head. I don't think that should stop you to perform. Did it? I think he was not worse than any other player on the football pitch.feedback

Sep 06 2017

One, all the players expect higher wages because they anticipate inflation.feedback

Sep 06 2017

You take a Sanchez into the final year of his contract, you sacrifice £60-£70m income and at the end of the season you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money. It has a huge price so at some stage you have to make a decision, you have to sacrifice one or two. We have today 107 players in England who go into the final year of their contract. It's a complete rotation and change in the way people see their career for two reasons. One example – no matter how well you work as a football coach, Dembele last year was €15m, this year €150m.feedback

Sep 06 2017

The calculation between investment and what you can get back, that has gone. It's just, can you afford to buy or not?feedback

Sep 06 2017

No matter how well you work on the football pitch, you cannot make a player go from €15m to €150m.feedback

Sep 06 2017

The amount of money is completely disconnected to reality and the truth.feedback

Sep 06 2017

It has a huge price so at some stage you have to make a decision, you have to sacrifice one or two.feedback

Sep 05 2017

The players who do not play or the players who are tapped up in October they already start again to think where do I go in January.feedback

Sep 05 2017

The ideal situation would be to have a transfer period that is closed 48 hours before the first game of the championship and to close it completely until after the season.feedback

Sep 04 2017

People always make their mind up very quickly. And the players forget always very quickly how good you are. Much quicker than you think. We have to continue to believe in our strength and as well not to forget.feedback

Sep 04 2017

It was not very close and it's very difficult for me to speak about that because what I want from the player now is to focus on his career, on his season and on Arsenal Football Club.feedback

Sep 04 2017

That means Alexis Sanchez will go in like Mesut Ozil, it's similar, you go into the final year of his contract, or you think that during the season you find a way to extend the contract, or at the end of the season the players go for free.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Let's not forget, not one and a half months ago we won the Community Shield and won the FA Cup in a very convincing way with the same players.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Our fans as well, to have a successful team, we need our fans. Our fans can say: 'OK, our squad is not good enough, we are not good enough' and think we have no chance – that will not work.feedback

Sep 03 2017

But in spite of that the team has real potential, we have to start again as always in moments of crisis and win our next game.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I've been here for 20 years and you wonder all the time if you should go on managing the club, also because last season we struggled a lot.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I wanted him too. But €180m is too much for us. He could become the next Pele. He has no limits. He's only 18 and is going to be stronger. He has a balanced game for a striker, he scores and gives the chance to score to his team-mates. It's the quality of great players.feedback

Sep 03 2017

He decided to stay at Monaco. Did we make a €100m offer? Yes. Are we going to make another offer? Yes.feedback

Sep 03 2017

He is always ready to receive the ball, he is quite complete in both defence and attack.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I don't know what it means. Is it somebody who stands on the road and directs the players left and right?feedback

Sep 03 2017

€100m for Lemar? Yes all true, I wanted him. He decided to stay at Monaco. We will come back for him.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I spoke before about integrity and values and I always make sure my commitment is at the level expected from the people who pay me and have confidence in me.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I can't tell you everything that happened because after that, when you decide to let a player of Sanchez's calibre go, you need to replace him because nobody would understand that you let the player go. When you cannot do it, you keep the player and make a financial sacrifice because what you want, at the end of the day, is to have a team with good potential and top quality.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Your interest is always to perform and he is 100 per cent committed, I have no doubt about that. It's very difficult for me to speak about what happened because what I want the player to do now is focus on his career, on his season and on Arsenal.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I think the players' side is exactly the same.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I know we live in the era of transparency but at some stage, to respect everybody you have to not talk too much about that.feedback

Aug 31 2017

We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new long-term contracts. The plan is to build a team around a strong basis of young players in order to get them to develop their talent at the club.feedback

Aug 30 2017

That is why he could be suited for the modern game to play in there because he has that capacity to get out of the pressure.feedback

Aug 30 2017

One of the things to get out of pressure is to have a little dribble to get away from the guy who closes you down and nobody more than Chamberlain has that.feedback

Aug 28 2017

From the first minute to the last, we were not physically, mentally or technically at the level requested. It is very difficult to answer that straight after the game. There are some reasons, but I do not have too much to say right now.feedback

Aug 27 2017

That's part of the crowd's feelings. If I am the problem, I am sorry, but I believe we lose together. The only thing we can do is come back and give them a better level of performance.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I'd stick them all on the transfer list. There aren't many of them who would get a better club than they're at.feedback

Aug 27 2017

The early team news is that Koscielny is back available for selection and Alexis has worked very hard to be back again and he is available as well.feedback

Aug 27 2017

He is still in an adaptation period to the team and to the league.feedback

Aug 27 2017

He is friendly with everybody. I haven't spoken too much to him since he arrived because I am busy everywhere. I observe him a little bit. He doesn't only speak to the French guys, he speaks to everybody, especially the young players. He is always with them. He looks a naturally friendly guy.feedback

Aug 27 2017

The team needs to adapt to him. You think sometimes: 'Where is he?' But when you look and watch the game again, you see he made a good pass here or his team-mates haven't found him.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Why did he wear yellow boots? If he had black boots ….feedback

Aug 26 2017

In a professional job, I always think that you have to make sure with your commitment that the guy who pays you gets what he is paying you for.feedback

Aug 26 2017

Yes, he arrives at the age of 28, 29 and he looks at the quality of his contract, but I believe he loves to be here.feedback

Aug 26 2017

What is good is that our mutual interest is that he does well for us. On top of that I deeply feel he loves to be here and he loves the club.feedback

Aug 26 2017

Alexis is in that mode and I think he will be until the last day he is here. He will give his best.feedback

Aug 26 2017

He is still in an adaptation period to the team and to the league. He is a bit surprised by the intensity of it all in training and in the games. He will get there because he is brave and he is intelligent.feedback

Aug 25 2017

So we don't have to think too much about them. We have the tactical tools to make it more difficult. That's the first job to do and then, when we have the ball, we have to know where to play.feedback

Aug 25 2017

If you are concentrating too much on [Sanchez], then - 100 per cent - Mesut Ozil will show up. Or [Olivier] Giroud, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Theo] Walcott, oh my god! [Danny] Welbeck. Then [Aaron] Ramsey will shoot from 25 yards or [Granit] Xhaka will shoot from 40 yards.feedback

Aug 24 2017

Some of them will have no chance to compete for places because we have too many. On the other hand, one of the values of this club is to give chances to young players.feedback

Aug 24 2017

He is ready to play. I will have to make that decision. Overall he looks in a good shape. He has always been focused on his job. He loves to play football and I don't think he's too much disturbed by all the noises. Players at that level are used to it now. Some deal with it better than others but I don't think he's too much bothered by that.feedback

Aug 24 2017

If he gets back to his best and he wants to stay, we have to sit down, I think, later in the season. I don't rule that out.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I'm happy with the strength of the squad. I have said many times that we have too many players in our squad, and some of them have no chance to compete for places because we have too many. Too much competition for places is no good as well because the players have no chance of playing.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It's difficult for me to speak about any individual cases because we are now in the final seven days of the transfer market. It's always very difficult to predict what will happen there. You have to make quick and sharp decisions, and you cannot plan that and come out in the press conference with how you will respond to any solicitation.feedback

Aug 24 2017

At my stage and with my experience in football, I can understand a lot - especially what happened to him. Ideally he should not have responded at all but when you have gone through what he has gone through, with bad tackles, it was a human reaction. At the moment he is working very hard to come back after his fracture so overall another setback would be terrible and it was a bad tackle.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I want him to stay and be one of the big players of the future of this club. He is one of the players this team has to be built around in the future. Personally I want him to commit to the club and to be one of the carriers of the values of our team.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I know every bid we have of course but the best for us is to focus on Sunday. I want to keep my best players. I only have one target: to keep everybody on board. You know how much I love Jack and his talent, I started him at the age of 17 but today in the football world you need to be a consistent presence and what is at stake for Jack is not his quality, his talent or his determination, it is whether he is a consistent presence at the top. I hope he can manage to do that and after that nobody questions his quality.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It's dead because Monaco has closed the door. They've already lost Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Bakayoko, so Monaco is at a stage where they have closed the door. I think we invested a lot of time, confidence and money on players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who we bought at a young age. For me, they have a responsibility for the future of this club because Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be one of the big English players in the coming years. I, personally, am highly determined to keep him here at the club and I hope he will commit.feedback

Aug 22 2017

I am very pleased with our market because we bought good players who can integrate with our style of play. It is very difficult. Today, the prices are out of proportion. The transfer market has become very demanding today. We have many leaders. The modern life has created maybe a bit less natural leadership because more players are better informed and have a bigger knowledge of the game so everybody contributes.feedback

Aug 22 2017

When he returns, he won't be far from practising with the team. He has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team.feedback

Aug 20 2017

We'll see how he goes through the week. He has not played for a long time. He was out with a muscular strain and hopefully he will survive the tests first before he comes back. He's not played now for six weeks and it's difficult to be at your best in the first game straight away.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I think he did fight. It is difficult to single anybody out. I believe we had many, many chances and personally I don't think he deserves [criticism].feedback

Aug 20 2017

And on top of that as well I think we were unlucky with some decisions from the referee because we scored a regular goal.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I think he did fight. It is difficult to single anybody out. I believe we had many, many chances and personally I don't think he deserves [criticism]. If all goes well through the week, he should be available to be selected for the next game, yes. 100 per cent [it should have stood], I just watched it. It was not offside at all, even his foot was not offside.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I am not in transfer mode after a game like that. We are more disappointed at the moment rather than thinking about buying players straight away tonight.feedback

Aug 20 2017

First by losing the ball and then afterwards we didn't defend properly for the goal. On top of that, I think we were unlucky with some of the referee's decisions because we scored a regular goal [by Lacazette].feedback

Aug 20 2017

In football, when you don't win, you can only look at yourself. Last week [the 4-3 win against Leicester City] we conceded two goals on corners.feedback

Aug 20 2017

But here I would say that we can look at ourselves and we are 100 per cent guilty on the goal we conceded.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Let's not go overboard. We lost one game. I can understand that [disappointment] but overall I believe there were a lot of positives in the game as well because we created many chances. We had great domination and unfortunately we dropped three points.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I wanted to put Walcott on because he can cross for Giroud.feedback

Aug 19 2017

They only had three shots on goal, so I don't feel that we defended that badly. On set-pieces, yes.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Look at the numbers and you will see. Look at the statistics and that is it. Penalties - we had last year the highest number of penalties against us at home by a mile and the lowest number for us.feedback

Aug 19 2017

It was not offside at all, even his foot was not offside.feedback

Aug 19 2017

But we have to swallow that, we should have scored despite that. It was another detail that did not go our way.feedback

Aug 19 2017

It is a very easy decision. When the ball is kicked he is not offside, Lacazette.feedback

Aug 19 2017

After that we did not move the ball quickly enough and we did not combine well. I believe some teams will get something here, that is why if you want to play at the top you have to consider it three points dropped.feedback

Aug 19 2017

It was frustrating getting caught cold for the goal. Defensively there is no excuse. We gave them a cheap goal. I was not convinced by our central defence.feedback

Aug 19 2017

It was a very frustrating evening. I feel we had plenty of chances to score and didn't.feedback

Aug 19 2017

We have 33 players at the moment and that's too many. I'm not thinking about buying players tonight.feedback

Aug 19 2017

We were quite good last year on corners and I believe overall that, with a bit of work, we can get that out of our system.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - World Happiness report

It is an important quality to help adapt to the Premier League.feedback

Aug 19 2017

For Alexis it looks a bit early, but he works hard in training. Our medical people think Saturday comes too soon but he should be available for the next game against Liverpool.feedback

Aug 16 2017

Look, at the moment no, because we have not progressed on that front. At the moment he is a player who goes into the final year of his contract and prepares for the season. We have not made any progress on the other front.feedback

Aug 16 2017

He should be available next game against Liverpool. His recovery going very well, he is working very hard. We have got to be cautious with a muscular strain not to have any setback on it.feedback

Aug 16 2017

Because I rate him highly and he's one of the players who is on his way up. In the last year he has made huge progress and personally I want him to stay here for a long time. I'm convinced he will be the English player that everybody will look at in the next two years.feedback

Aug 16 2017

At the moment no, because we have not progressed on that front. He is a player who goes into the final year of his contract and prepares for the season. That is a consequence of what I say, yes, unfortunately. But we have to make a choice between efficiency on the field and financial interest, and most of the time if you can find a good compromise it's better. But in this case, I think I prioritise the fact that he will be useful on the sporting side.feedback

Aug 16 2017

I think I plan for him to be here for the whole season, after we will see at the end of the season.feedback

Aug 16 2017

Let's not forget that people who are not happy will sometimes go abroad, to different countries and that will not stop. The transfer abroad will still take place if the other countries continue to be open until the August 31 so it might still have some of the problems we face today.feedback

Aug 15 2017

Of course [Sanchez will stay]. [The Costa scenario] is a little bit of a different situation. It looks unusual to the media sometimes that clubs want contracts to be respected. For me, it looks logical. I am amazed that you are amazed. It looks normal.feedback

Aug 15 2017

After that, let's take it game by game - go to Stoke - then to Liverpool, who are as well one of the teams who want to win the Premier League. To win like we did will only strengthen [belief] and overall we have good ingredients in the squad and it is a good opportunity again to show it away from home.feedback

Aug 15 2017

Does it bother me the window is still open? Yes, because it creates uncertainties. At the start of the season everybody should be committed, not half-in, half-out.feedback

Aug 14 2017

I made him start at a very young age and want him to have the career he is capable of, but he has gone through difficult times.feedback

Aug 14 2017

I want him to play somewhere. We have to decide that later.feedback

Aug 13 2017

He is focused and happy in the dressing room because we won the game.feedback

Aug 12 2017

Leicester had three shots on target and scored three goals, so that shows you how efficient they were, but overall I must say if you look at that from a neutral point of view, for the first game it was a top-quality match.feedback

Aug 11 2017

He is really loved here, we love him and, in the end, he decided to stay.feedback

Aug 11 2017

But at some stage I opened the door for him because I knew that I had many strikers.feedback

Aug 11 2017

It's simple, in every game he is stronger since he joined us. Even when I played Giroud through the middle and him on the left he did very well. He adapts slowly to the way we want to play. He is an intelligent player. It's long time since we had so much quality.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Giroud is in his prime – he is at the top of his game. I know how important he is, not only as a player but also in the group, he has a big weight. It was a relief for me he decided to stay.feedback

Aug 11 2017

He's had an encouraging pre-season. He's shown you can go past people. He's not fazed.feedback

Aug 11 2017

We didn't manage to do that last season so I'm not super optimistic in that regard, but we have the firm intention of not selling him.feedback

Aug 11 2017

For a while you had the problem of the quality of the pitch but that does not exist anymore. Today, the pitch is of a similar quality to everywhere. After that, the difficulty is to fill it, nothing more. In England, we are not used to playing with half a stadium empty. So can they fill it in every game? I don't know. A full Wembley Stadium is fantastic.feedback

Aug 11 2017

You will have so many scientists around the team that [the people] who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists.feedback

Aug 11 2017

[This is] because the football decisions will be made by technological analysis.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I'm convinced in 10 or 15 years it will not necessarily be a football specialist who is a manager of a club.feedback

Aug 11 2017

And you could see that this team has quality and is used to playing together, but [we had] 70 per cent possession with 27 shots on goal.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build up and the third goal was on a corner again, so we conceded two goals on corners.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Well if you were a manager and you would be on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned. I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build up and the third goal was on a corner again, so we conceded two goals on corners.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Even people will say we conceded three goals, yes, but we scored four as well and the game was of quality.feedback

Aug 10 2017

At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Yes, because look at what City have done.feedback

Aug 10 2017

And it's not finished – Chelsea have bought [Alvaro] Morata and have not lost [Diego] Costa yet, and they will certainly buy more. In the middle of the transfer market it's difficult to predict [the season].feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Manchester United

They have been quite spectacular in the transfer market, Manchester United as well.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player. He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there. He is today very conscious of his qualities as well, which he was not always, and I personally believe he will be a very great player.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Maybe yes, he has the opposite problem. But if you look at the number of players that are out on loan, they can call a few back. I have sympathy for him but do I feel sorry for Chelsea because they don't have enough players? Then no.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Manchester United

Yes, because look at what City have done. They have been quite spectacular in the transfer market, Manchester United as well. And it's not finished – Chelsea have bought [Álvaro] Morata and have not lost [Diego] Costa yet, and they will certainly buy more. In the middle of the transfer market it's difficult to predict. At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit.feedback

Aug 10 2017

At the moment I have 33 players and it's very difficult to manage such a high number on a daily basis.feedback

Aug 10 2017

I think it is all a little bit in your head. For a while you had the problem of the quality of the pitch but that does not exist any more. Today the pitch is of a similar quality to everywhere. After that, the difficulty is to fill it, nothing more. In England we are not used to playing with half a stadium empty. So can they fill it in every game? I don't know. A full Wembley Stadium is fantastic.feedback

Aug 10 2017

I was always, honestly, not for it. But we will focus first on the Premier League; for us it is the most important.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Manchester United

Maybe I was a bit positive. I took into account the four who finished in front of us [last season]. Then if you include us and Manchester United, and there could be a surprise like Leicester. [Or] teams like Everton. You can have seven.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Because the football decisions will be made by technological analysis.feedback

Aug 09 2017

I'm personally convinced that will happen soon. I'm convinced in 10 or 15 years it will not necessarily be a football specialist who is a manager of a club. You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists. I would like somebody who comes in gets the club to the next level. I just want to make sure that the guy that comes in after me is in a condition that he could work well.feedback

Aug 09 2017

I think if you read the French papers they are on Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market. That's what I read in the papers and on my side I had no contact at all with Paris Saint-Germain [about Sanchez].feedback

Aug 09 2017

I can't tell you that at the moment. We are not open to any offers anyway.feedback

Aug 09 2017

He had a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training. he had the scan two days ago. He's out for I don't know how long.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Certainly, my personal situation has contributed to that but you can never question my professionalism or commitment.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Some you know about and that's very difficult for a group of players to cope with that - and some other reasons we will talk about on another day.feedback

Aug 07 2017

To be honest, the number is too high. We will let some players go. Too much competition for places is detrimental, but not enough competition for places is detrimental as well.feedback

Aug 07 2017

That decision is not completely made. I want him to have a chance to play somewhere as well. We have to decide that a bit later. I wanted first him to come back, he is coming out of a fracture. It is the first week he is back in full training and we have to sit down together and see where we go from there.feedback

Aug 07 2017

You have players who are pumped up in the gym, and players who are born strong, and he is the second. I got him as well because of his attitude; the modern game doesn't tolerate as many weaknesses any more as it did 20 years ago. He has good talent and a strong, determined attitude supported by a strong body.feedback

Aug 07 2017

Let's just focus on the next game and try to start well. We play Leicester, they have experience and have the same team for four years now and that will be another battle.feedback

Aug 07 2017

I thought Wembley, the pressure, but when he came on I thought he was outstanding. He is physically very strong naturally. He was born strong.feedback

Aug 06 2017

I don't know if it was a sending off or not but at that moment we were dominating. We had some difficult moments at the start of the second half but after [that] we dominated the game.feedback

Aug 06 2017

With the amount of transfers, you buy just normal players for £50m. The clubs do not want to pay this for normal players. They will want to wait until the player is free.feedback

Aug 06 2017

I warn you that you are going to see that more and more. It will become common for one single reason: the inflation rate is so high on wages and the agent will speculate on high wages three or four years before the end of a contract. The clubs are not in a position where they can afford to do it. Will clubs be interested in running down contracts? Yes.feedback

Aug 06 2017

Every negotiation has to be a little bit secret. The transparency of society is very pushy but we have to resist a little bit, as much as we can. I think he will be here this season, and if we can do it for more seasons we will do it as well.feedback

Aug 04 2017

We are professional football people and I think what it means to be professional is to focus on your job and the strength of professional people is not to be diverted by noises that are not their problem. I cannot judge because I don't know what's going on, I have not been informed about that and so I cannot give you any more information on that.feedback

Aug 04 2017

For me, it is the consequence of the ownerships and that has completely changed the whole landscape of football in the last 15 years. Once a country owns a club, everything is possible. It becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have such a big player to represent a country.feedback

Aug 04 2017

Once a country owns a club, everything is possible. It becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have such a big player to represent a country.feedback

Aug 04 2017 - NBA

We still live with rationality. We are not the only ones. I think 99 percent of the clubs do that but of course we cannot compete at that level.feedback

Aug 03 2017

At some stage, too much competition is not competition anymore. You cannot give a chance to everybody, so if he finds a satisfying solution, at least for a short time, he will do it.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Champions League

I would have loved to play in the Champions League, but we have to deal with the reality that we are not in it. For us it is a good opportunity to focus completely on the Premier League, but anyway I would say that the Premier League has in my opinion taken over from the Champions League interest-wise.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Manchester United

It's very difficult at the moment to evaluate the real forces in the Premier League. Manchester United have bought, City have bought many players, Liverpool have bought, we have bought, Chelsea have bought, Tottenham have a young group that is together for a long time.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Champions League

It happened sometimes that we rested players in the group stage of the Champions League to prepare for the next Premier League game, because every Premier League game is so difficult.feedback

Aug 03 2017

It's very open and it's very difficult for me to predict exactly what will happen.feedback

Aug 03 2017

It's the consequences we provoke. If Barcelona want to buy a player, we'll say 'my friends, you have 220 million in your pocket', so what costs 50 million will cost 100 million for them.feedback

Aug 03 2017

Nobody knows today if Sanchez will be on his final year of his contract next season, because he can extend his contract with us at the start of the season or during the season.feedback

Aug 03 2017

So it is not necessarily the last year of his contract at Arsenal Football Club.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - London

He has flu, yes. I had him on text yesterday. There's no development (on his future), he is staying, of course.feedback

Jul 30 2017

When you are a football player you perform until the last day of your contract. What does it change if you have two years or one year to go? If you go out on the football pitch you want to play and you want to do well.feedback

Jul 30 2017

In the future you will see that more and more, players going to the end of their contract. Why? Because transfers become so high, even for normal players, they will go to the end of the contract because no one will want to pay the amount of money that is demanded. I am convinced that in the next 10 years that will become usual.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Nobody knows if Sanchez will not extend his contract here. The performance on the day does not depend on the length of the contract. If that was true we would sign everyone for 20 years. My situation was different. It impacted the players. For an individual player, it does not. What can I do? One day [Alexis] will go and Arsenal will go on. We will all go one day and Arsenal will go on. Hopefully. Of course, I think he'll stay. How many times have I said that?feedback

Jul 30 2017

Alexis & Ozil contract situations ideal.feedback

Jul 30 2017

It was an encouraging performance from Lacazette. He suffered a bit from the fact when we were a bit flat.feedback

Jul 30 2017

When he was involved he was intelligent, he protected the ball well and he got his goal - overall, it was an encouraging performance.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Do you really think that you sit in the dressing room before the game and think, Oh I only have one year to go I will not play well today'? Where does that come from. My situation was different. It impacted the players. For an individual player, it does not. What can I do? One day [Alexis] will go and Arsenal will go on. We will all go one day and Arsenal will go on. Hopefully. Of course, I think he'll stay. How many times have I said that?feedback

Jul 30 2017

Week after week, Lacazette looks to adapt quickly. Overall, I think it will take him one or two months. Scoring goals is about being in the right place when the cross comes in - and Lacazette has that quality.feedback

Jul 30 2017

He has flu, yes. I had him on text yesterday. The players who have one year of their contract have to respect their contract and play out their contract.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Even if that happens, it doesn't matter. You do well [in] what you do. I am amazed that you are surprised by that. It looks normal to me.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Yes. I think in the future, you will see it more and more. Why? Because the transfers are so high [in financial terms], even for normal players. You will see more and more players going into the final year of the contract because no club will want to pay the amount demanded. I'm convinced, in the next 10 years, it will become usual.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Overall in the future, I don't think he'll be a centre-back.feedback

Jul 30 2017

What can I do about that? One day, he will go and Arsenal will go on. We will all go one day and Arsenal, hopefully, will go on. Do I think he will stay [this season]? Yes, of course. How many times did I tell you that?feedback

Jul 30 2017

We had a very good record [at the start of seasons] as long as we didn't travel. We always won our first games. Since we travelled, we struggled a bit more. But we are in the same line as every other team. Everybody travels. Only the smaller clubs have the luxury to prepare at home.feedback

Jul 29 2017

For a manager it's a bit different, it concerns. What is the future of the club, what's going on, what's happening, it has great uncertainty. For the player it's different.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Kolasinac has gone from strength to strength in pre-season. Every single week he moved his level up and today he was influential. Kolasinac looks powerful and the timing of his availability looks very good.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Your job is to be suspicious. Your job is built on mistrust. My job is built on trust. That's why I prefer mine.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I said, calm down. He looked like he wanted to talk to me. I tried to know what he wanted to tell me.feedback

Jul 29 2017

He has flu. I had him on text yesterday saying he would come back as soon as possible. We're in touch with him and his doctor. There's no problem except he won't come back tomorrow, he'll be back on Tuesday. There's no development. It's always the same. He's staying, of course. I think the players who want a new contract have to respect their contract.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I can't reveal to you what he says, I cannot reveal what is a secret conversation. We speak in English. He's flying back as soon as he's in a position to fly back - he has the flu. That's normally four or five days.feedback

Jul 29 2017

You'll see everybody because I will play two teams. One of the most interesting parts of the Emirates Cup for me is that I can give 90 minutes to most of the players in the squad. I will try to do that. You see their strengths and their weaknesses, and you learn a lot about your players and your combinations too.feedback

Jul 29 2017

You see their strengths and their weaknesses, and you learn a lot about your players and your combinations too.feedback

Jul 29 2017

The advantage we have is that we have a good stability in our squad, so I already know who I can combine with who, more or less.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Sometimes people you are after for a long time are not available and suddenly they become available. So you have always to be on alert. That's what we do.feedback

Jul 29 2017

What's next is to remain active. The difficulty is to bring top-level players in because you pay a huge amount of money for very normal players at the moment. As well, all the big clubs are chasing the same players and that provokes huge inflation.feedback

Jul 29 2017

So there is a huge inflation. But we are active, we are working hard and I think we have done well with Kolasinac, we have done well with Lacazette and we are continuing to work.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Maybe this will be the first time we [football clubs] pay over £200m, maybe over £300m with Neymar and around £200m with Mbappe.feedback

Jul 29 2017

We don't speak about how negotiations go. We come out once the deal is done or not done. At the moment nothing special to say on this case. We are active on the market in general.feedback

Jul 28 2017

He adds great value to the squad and I think as well he is a great lover of the club.feedback

Jul 28 2017

Yes, that is a continuation of what I said at the end of the season. That's what we will do.feedback

Jul 23 2017

Honestly, it is a problem, I don't deny that. But is there a realistic way to fight against it? That's the question that I ask.feedback

Jul 23 2017

My mind has been made up for a while now. I think I've made it clear a few times that he is not for sale and this is my stance.feedback

Jul 23 2017

We've fought against this for 20 years but it still happens. How can you check when an agent meets a director from another club or which player speaks to who.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It happens every day. Monaco do it as well! In the end they sell their players to the clubs who they complain against. I don't know what we need to do really because no one has found the right solution. But we know it happens and we know in the job that one of the sources of information comes from agents.feedback

Jul 23 2017

We are respectful with the clubs. We ask them what they want to do and if they don't want to sell then we don't insist. For some, that is where the difference is. Once the club says no, some say: 'ok, we respect that'. And some continue and do not take no for an answer. That maybe is where Monaco complained. If you have top players you cannot stop it from happening. It's frustrating but you've got to fight against it.feedback

Jul 22 2017

I think it will happen one day, why not? If we don't do it then somebody else will do it. That idea is in the air in France or Spain and certainly we could see it happen in the future, that some countries export some games.feedback

Jul 22 2017

No, it doesn't make any difference.feedback

Jul 22 2017

[Theo] Walcott might not play tomorrow. Today we had 21 players fit. Walcott was not ready, but it's nothing major.feedback

Jul 21 2017 - London

It's a friendly against Chelsea and that means it is not really a friendly. There's always some pride at stake and London desire.feedback

Jul 19 2017

But as well he has that kind of mental confidence and security that he gives out when he's in goal that makes you think 'it's normal that I'm in goal, it's normal that I'm here. I'm not intermittent; I'm here to stay here.' And you feel that. He gives a kind of security that's very positive.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Champions League

We have played for 20 years in the Champions League. That's 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him. So he can get us back in there.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Champions League

We have rested sometimes players in the group stage of the Champions League for the Premier League so it has become most important for us.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Champions League

At the end of the season, only one team can win the Champions League.feedback

Jul 18 2017

We are very active on the transfer market and have already realised two incomings. We have to keep a balance as well, that you don't destabilise the team too much by bringing in too many players.feedback

Jul 18 2017

We are still open to strengthening our team with players coming from outside.feedback

Jul 18 2017

I think at some stage I did not think it would be a handicap for my commitment and it was not. But it was a bit of a handicap because it created a climate of insecurity and a lack of clarity about my person that maybe did not help at some stage.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Champions League

When you play in the Champions League, everyone says: 'Is that all you do?' Suddenly when you don't play in there it becomes a major problem.feedback

Jul 18 2017

I'm happy that I always gave him the confidence because he's developing very well into a very strong goalkeeper and today certainly nobody would question that he's one of the top five goalkeepers in the Premier League.feedback

Jul 18 2017

My issue is that the players here are judged on their performances. Ideally the best way to have a high level of performance is to behave as well as possible, as close as possible to the rules that allow you to be performing.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don't move.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Of course [he will stay]. There is not a lot to resolve with the player. I have spoken through text and it was very positive. My thoughts are always positive.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It also depends on the shape they come back in.feedback

Jul 15 2017

No, a lot that comes out [about] Sanchez does not look completely right! No, that is not the case. Yes, 100 per cent I expect him to stay. There is no speculation - no matter what happens he will stay.feedback

Jul 15 2017

Lacazette will play most of the time as centre forward. He can play in any system because he's a provider as well, he can combine and play in a 4-4-2. There is a lot of speculation, I have many times said that I have a huge respect for Olivier Giroud for the man he is and the way he loves our club. Even with all the speculation he is focused and does his job. I always said [that I expect him to stay], I was always consistent with that.feedback

Jul 15 2017

But we have not made any offer. I think he will stay, it looks like that, for one more season.feedback

Jul 15 2017

That's not true. People have big imaginations. What we know now with Mbappe is it's over £100m, after that it's free for everyone to imagine.feedback

Jul 15 2017

We were considering him (Ruud van Nistelrooy) and Francis Jeffers and, in the end, we went for Jeffers.feedback

Jul 15 2017

But once he is ready, when he comes back, he will not be far from practising with the team.feedback

Jul 15 2017

Players like Alexis Sanchez played the whole season, finished the season really tired and went off to play in the Confederations Cup.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I think Jack will be with Arsenal next season, yes. I will give you a very focused answer on that, that he has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team.feedback

Jul 15 2017

Usually you need three weeks but they will have a programme and can be involved after one week to ten days, and play a part in games.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Today, you have two markets: one for the English clubs; and one for the rest of Europe.feedback

Jul 14 2017

You could see that he was happy but overall what we were looking for was to play at pace and to develop our collective game and for long periods in the game that was quite good for us.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I haven't spoken to him yet. I think Per went to tell him to give the ball back. I don't know what happened.feedback

Jul 13 2017

It's always difficult to know how to behave. I think we should have just rolled the ball back because, I don't know if Danny Welbeck saw it on video, but on video it was obvious it was not a penalty.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Lacazette will make his debut here, yes. On Thursday night he will certainly play a part in the game and in the other game as well. In the two games he will take part.feedback

Jul 12 2017

That's a question I didn't expect today. The pressure starts again – first press conference and we are there.feedback

Jul 11 2017

But at the moment, because we are in pre-season, it is very important for us to analyse well what happened last season and where we can improve.feedback

Jul 11 2017

We have top quality in our squad, and at the moment I focus on that.feedback

Jul 11 2017

That's all speculation at the moment, there is nothing really concrete about any signing. He's a player that we have looked at, but the rest is only speculation.feedback

Jul 11 2017

He's a player who just when he gets up in the morning can choose where he wants to go. There's not many players who have that kind of luck because he's 18 years of age and has a red carpet open for him. I believe nobody can say they are not interested in a player of that calibre.feedback

Jul 11 2017

We extended his contract last season. Our resolution is clear because we extended his contract. He's a great value to the squad. I'm completely committed to do well for Arsenal Football Club. To do well of course means to win the Premier League. I stayed for so long because for me, first, a club is about values. We built values that are important to me. One of the values is as well to win trophies but more important to know who we are, what is important in the game and, with that basis, to win football games. On top of that we want to bring trophies in.feedback

Jul 11 2017

He's a player that we follow yes, we look at. We are looking at more signings. But there's nothing really concrete about any singings.feedback

Jul 11 2017

That's the continuity of what I said at the end of the season; that is what we will do. The players have contracts and we expect them to respect them. It's in his interest to do as well as he can. Nobody knows today if Sanchez will be on his final year of his contract next season, because he can extend his contract with us at the start of the season or during the season.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Thierry Henry could take the ball in the middle of the park and score a goal that no one else in the world could score.feedback

Jul 10 2017

No matter how much money you earn, you can only eat three meals a day and sleep in one bed.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Cesc Fabregas typifies what Arsenal is today. It's a mixture of boys who grew up here, and boys who join at the age of 16 from abroad and we develop them as players.feedback

Jul 10 2017

You can only have lots of respect for what Patrick has achieved. His career is sensational. He was an exceptional player for us. We have classy players in midfield now but Patrick was special. He was a tall player with good technique. You do not compare [old players with new players].feedback

Jul 10 2017

All Europe thought Overmars was dead because of his damaged knee, but in every important game we have had this season, he has scored. He has got great mental strength. He is a world-class player.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Massive passion for the game, technically much better than everybody thought he was, and a happy boy as well. He brought such enthusiasm to the team.feedback

Jul 10 2017

We have exceptional players in midfield with their own character. But at Arsenal we will be forever grateful for Patrick's contribution.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I think he had a huge impact at Leicester when they won the championship, like everybody else. It's been a different season this year but it doesn't take anything away from his qualities. Have we made a bid for him? No. Not yet. Not yet means it could happen, it could not happen.feedback

Jul 02 2017

I don't think Mesut needs convincing to stay.feedback

Jun 23 2017

For me, loyalty plays a part when it comes to representing a club – and Theo has been very loyal.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Champions League

I would choose Barcelona's equaliser in the 2006 Champions League final because it was offside, and we were 1-0 up with 30 minutes to go. That's the trophy I miss here, you know, so that is for me the most important one.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Champions League

After that maybe I go to a more recent decision - against Bayern Munich when Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a penalty when Lewandowski was offside. That just comes to my mind now but maybe I forget many, many, many, many more.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We didn't want to get rid of Gnabry. We wanted to keep him. But he was in the last year of his contract. We were close to extending his contract, but finally he changed his mind and went to Werder Bremen. But I think we taught him a lot, and I think if you ask him, he would agree with that.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Serge Gnabry is a great hope for the future, I rate him highly. He is in the category of [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain and [Theo] Walcott – guys who have great power, great pace and good dribbling skills.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He is good in the air as well, so overall I believe he has all the attributes to adapt to English football.feedback

Jun 07 2017

So overall, I think [Kolasinac] can contribute a lot to help us to be more dangerous going forward.feedback

Jun 07 2017

No [they won't leave]. You cannot weaken the club and weaken the team. You want to strengthen the team. Unless you find a player of the same calibre and if they absolutely want to leave.feedback

Jun 06 2017

Well, I approached him last year because I really believe that he has an exceptional future ahead of him, that he has all the qualities. He reminds me of a young Thierry Henry with the same clever look about him, the same qualities of intelligence in his movements and cat-like finishing. I think he's an exceptional talent who promises to have a great future.feedback

Jun 06 2017

Nobody will buy a player for a €100 million and say: 'Come on, sit in the stands.feedback

Jun 02 2017

We have not made a bid, but personally, I like the player, yes. This summer first of all they will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contract. You cannot weaken the club and weaken the team, and you want to strengthen the team, unless you find a player of the same calibre if they absolutely want to leave. I believe that at the moment we are not on that front, we are focused on keeping the team together and seeing how to strengthen the team.feedback

May 31 2017

Have I looked to sign Kante? Yes. When he was in France and when he was at Leicester. I cannot explain everything [about why he preferred Chelsea] but it is quite obvious when you look at where he has gone. Was it the money? I do not want to talk about that. Transfers are transfers – you cannot explain absolutely everything.feedback

May 31 2017 - Manchester United

I am sorry because we were very close to getting him. We were on the case very early. I wish the player well. At the end of the day it is important he has a good career. He was at Lens, and we might well have caught him there. Yet at the same time, when you are in charge of a club like Arsenal, you have to wonder why this player is not playing for us. He was very close to coming here. He has a number nine shirt with Ronaldo on the back from Arsenal Football Club. What happened was that Carlos Queiroz went to Manchester United and they snapped him away from us because he knew him from Sporting.feedback

May 31 2017

The player would tell you that I was at his home last year to try to get him here because he was at the end of [his] contract, but Monaco managed to keep him and the decision was very, very tight. But I could understand it as well because he was educated there and at the end decided to stay there.feedback

May 31 2017

I remember when Hart played at Birmingham [in 2009-10]. I asked about him and they told me he is at Man City. I thought he would be the keeper there.feedback