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He was superb. Agile, quick and intelligent. He was always at the service of the team with his quality of passing. When he is at that level he is an exceptional football player.feedback
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Oct 19 2017

They defended very well, but the goal is a consequence of us wanting to play through them.feedback

Oct 19 2017

I believe you win when you can – you do not decide when. What is remarkable is the spirit we have shown, fighting together.feedback

Oct 19 2017

Overall I think what is remarkable is the spirit that we have shown and fighting together in a game that was very physical. In the end we got the winner because I think they defended very well with a lot of determination.feedback

Oct 18 2017

I don't think it will have a negative impact.feedback

Oct 18 2017

We are of course in a country with a tremendous football tradition so we expect a game with huge commitment from everybody.feedback

Oct 18 2017 - Champions League

The support of the team always has a positive impact. We can deal with that – we have long experience in the Champions League.feedback

Oct 18 2017

He has not played for a long time because every time he is close to come back he is injured again. Hopefully he gets through. He certainly starts.feedback

Oct 18 2017

I know who my players really are. I love my players and trust their ability to respond quickly. Everyone is entitled to talk. Sometimes after the game the enthusiasm of what happened went overboard. We don't listen too much to what people say and try to analyse our own game and get on with it.feedback

Oct 17 2017

We have been in touch, but not at the moment, no.feedback

Oct 15 2017

We missed a few final balls as well, where we should have been better. But as long as you don't score that second goal, any decision can hurt you. When I looked to change Iwobi with [Jack] Wilshere, Koscielny was not right. In the end, we suffered a bit centrally.feedback

Oct 15 2017

We didn't know if Koscielnly would survive for 90 minutes.feedback

Oct 15 2017

The referee was much closer than me [for Watford's penalty], so you trust his decision. Having seen it again on replay, however, it's difficult to understand.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I wouldn't be scared to play him. In the Premier League he can play [soon]. He is nearly back to his best.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Sometimes when he accelerates individually he pushes the ball too far and gets confronted.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - World Cup

He is as well in a very difficult mind. Chile just won the Copa America twice and now they don't even go to the World Cup. Sanchez is 29 at the end of the year, so the next one he will be 33. He expected to go. Certainly [it's] a big disappointment for him.feedback

Oct 12 2017

Once you are in our situation, you envisage every solution. It is possible. I always said just because we didn't find agreement, it doesn't mean they will leave. Both players are happy here – I hope the situation can turn around.feedback

Oct 12 2017

The World Cup is a stimulant but, when you don't have it, you focus on your club and what you can achieve. If you want to make a big career it's a bit of a roller-coaster, because you have sometimes on a high then three days later you're on a low. Some deal better than others with it. I have no doubt that he wants to perform. Sanchez is a winner. You have always to set targets when you're a football player. When one is gone, you focus on something else.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - World Cup

He is in a very difficult mind. Chile just won the Copa America twice and now they don't even go to the World Cup. Sanchez is 29 at the end of the year, so the next World Cup he will be 33. He expected to go. In every generation, you have a player who carries the expectation. In Chile it's Sanchez. Those players have to deal with the lows as well - remember 1998 when [David] Beckham has been sent off. He was treated in this country like a guy who has killed somebody.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - World Cup

If he keeps going like he's going at the moment, he will go to the World Cup I'm sure because I don't see Jack being fully fit and not going to the World Cup.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - World Cup

I don't think so. I believe that Jack is in the best form I've seen him for a long time. He's very close to being considered like anybody else and overall I believe he doesn't necessarily have to leave Arsenal to go to the World Cup.feedback

Oct 12 2017

He has already played games for us since the start of the season and he will play many more. Jack is more of a number 10 than any other player [available to England]. He can open spaces, he can play in tight areas.feedback

Oct 12 2017

They are a strong side. They have strong results, they're a balanced team who are dangerous and play good football. They're tough opponents for everybody. He [Silva] has impressed, because I think Watford play good football. He was at Hull where he had a very good start as well and overall I think he has done very well.feedback

Oct 12 2017

In our situation, we have envisaged every solution. It is possible.feedback

Oct 12 2017

But I believe to play at the top level as well, it is part of dealing with that kind of disappointment.feedback

Oct 12 2017

That's my understanding. I always said that the fact that we didn't find an agreement last year doesn't mean the player will necessarily leave. Both players look happy here and overall I hope that the situation can be turned around. At the moment, we are not close enough to announce anything.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - Christmas

I know that we have to adapt to the schedule dictated by TV. If that happens, I think no game should be played after 2pm. I would prefer to be at home on Christmas night and celebrating. I still feel that could happen if we play early.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - Christmas

You wouldn't want to sacrifice your evening with your family. But that isn't considered any more. People want to watch football during the Christmas period.feedback

Oct 08 2017

I don't want to do the job of my board.feedback

Oct 08 2017

In fact he had a very good game in BATE Borisov, especially a very brilliant first half where he was back to his best, so he's not far away now. Let's hope in the next two or three weeks he can play regularly in the first team.feedback

Oct 08 2017

It's a vital season because he's nearing the end of his contract, it's a World Cup year and he has been an Arsenal player since he was a kid, so all that's at stake for him and for us as well because you'd love a player like him of that quality to come back.feedback

Oct 08 2017

But in this job you need to have health. The requests and demands of the competition, physically, are so high and you can only be at your best if you can play at least 10 games on the trot. That's what's at stake for Jack Wilshere.feedback

Oct 02 2017

I think it will be interesting to see how they respond in the championship. We have enough clubs here with 20 but if you want to go up to 24, we have to invite the Scottish clubs before we go for the Spanish.feedback

Oct 02 2017

It's too early, it's very early. Seven games played, 31 to go. Last year after six games, Man City were top with 18 points, so let's not go to quick conclusions. They were outstanding yesterday but it's a long road to go. I knew that after the game at Liverpool everybody did write us off. I knew that it just depends on us, how much we respond. Nothing is permanent. You're not bad in a permanent way if you can do something about it and you're not good in a permanent way if you don't keep your urgency.feedback

Oct 01 2017

So we've responded in a united way and put some good wins together and some good performances as well.feedback

Oct 01 2017

Nothing is permanent. You're not bad in a permanent way if you can do something about it and you're not good in a permanent way if you don't keep your urgency.feedback

Oct 01 2017

We expect him to be more efficient in the final third offensively, because you feel there are goals in there and assists too. They have to come out. Add that to the fact that he allows the team to play very well and he will be a top-class player.feedback

Oct 01 2017

We forget sometimes that Alex is still a very young player and that there's a lot more to come from him. There must be a lot more to come from him because he has more personality in the game now.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Mentally, I am very fresh. I love football and the way we want to play football, so I am always motivated by that.feedback

Sep 30 2017

We realised what we produced was not good enough. But that was a special day for us as well. It was just before the transfer window closed, and just before an international break. Overall, we stayed united and responded on the pitch. That is all you can do.feedback

Sep 30 2017

The opportunity we have is to go into this international break differently. We play at home, and we want to do well before this break.feedback

Sep 30 2017

It was a very busy period. It was a very difficult one as well, because you have two weeks to think about everything that happened. We worked very hard until the 31st at night, and there were not easy decisions to make.feedback

Sep 29 2017

I'm very pleased for Olivier. I'm a big admirer of him. It's a respectable and fantastic number. It's not easy because he's in good company when you look around him. He deserves it. The main reason is because they have quality, but also because they are well guided and surrounded by people at the back in Per Mertesacker and [Shkodran] Mustafi who guide them well. That's very important at that level.feedback

Sep 29 2017

Joe Willock did well, Reiss Nelson did well, they all did well.feedback

Sep 29 2017

Hopefully, I just pray, he is not hampered by any more problems and that will see him getting stronger and stronger. He's shown again that he's not lost his football.feedback

Sep 29 2017

He had an outstanding first half. He fights until the end. He's on his way back to his best and showed that.feedback

Sep 29 2017

He looks like he is coping every week better with the physical demands of the game, so I am quite pleased.feedback

Sep 28 2017

You do not get 10 opportunities to play for Arsenal. When you get it, even if you only get 20 minutes, you have to convince people you have the qualities to do it, and you have the courage to play. There is always an uncertainty. You see in training that the player has the quality. He is here because he has the qualities. To show it during competition is something different. And in my experience, you only discover that during the competition.feedback

Sep 26 2017

But what I want to say about my team selection is that it has an impact for me for the Thursday and for the Sunday game, because we have another home game and it's very important we have a strong record at home.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I have a decision to make and at the moment I would say that the schedule for us is a bit cruel. We played tonight, we play in BATE Borisov on Thursday night and play Sunday at 12 o'clock here. When you look at the schedule over the weekend I think there was some room for us to be scheduled differently, but we have to accept it and we want to go to Borisov with a good team. I will go with a team of senior players and certainly with a young bench.feedback

Sep 26 2017

So for us the time is very short, but television decides and I don't complain about that.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I took him off because he was tired. I would have loved him [to score a hat-trick]… he had an opportunity. But I gave him the penalty as well you know. Overall what you want is to win the game and not take any gamble.feedback

Sep 26 2017

If they come back to 2-1 it can be nervy in the end so when a guy is a bit tired there's no need to. They're very strong on set-pieces, when you have Giroud on the bench, you know we might have to defend them or Giroud could score a third goal.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Until now I gave it to him. I observed him a little bit because we work as well on penalties in training. He took his penalty well.feedback

Sep 25 2017

In the second half I feel we dominated the game and it was one-way traffic. But as long as you don't score the second goal, knowing they're good at set-pieces, you're always a bit on your nerves.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Mustafi tackled and touched the West Brom player. It could have been given, the referee left the advantage. I think it was right because they were in a position where they could score and they hit the post. What's interesting is that he gets stronger in every game, and that's very positive. He adapts to the physical demands here and technically he's intelligent. You could see on the goal from the free-kick, there was a rebound and he was there. In the first half, they had a very direct game, a very intense game to stop us from playing and they were dangerous on the break and from long balls.feedback

Sep 25 2017

He worked very hard, he finished tired but you could see that he's back to his level.feedback

Sep 25 2017

You're always under pressure when everybody else wins. You can't afford to drop points and you know a team who can give you a very difficult night is West Brom.feedback

Sep 25 2017

But overall on the other fronts there is no problem at all. I'm very happy.feedback

Sep 25 2017

He's not only a goalscorer, his link up play is good. He fights as well, he's not fazed by the physical challenges that West Brom gave us and overall he looks to adapt very quickly and very well. Yes of course we are in a different position, a different mental aspect as well. But we know we live in a world where when you miss a game like where we did at Liverpool, you face a very difficult environment afterwards.feedback

Sep 25 2017

There's only one way to respond, that is to show your character and respond with results on the pitch.feedback

Sep 24 2017

You look at the players who performed here and left, and you come back to me after. You hope it goes well for them. I focus on my squad.feedback

Sep 24 2017

We have to respect nature and nobody could make miracles unless they doped the players sometimes. That means they inject players for a big game and the guy plays with an injury, with anti-pain.feedback

Sep 24 2017

No one knows because you have a lot of science. If you read the science, some have proved it works and some have proved it doesn't work. The ones that prove it works are usually sponsored by the guys who say that it does.feedback

Sep 24 2017

Is it smoke and mirrors? Yes. Because at the end of the day, since I've been in the job, we have improved a lot the medical treatment. A lot. But, still, if you have a muscle problem, it takes 21 days. It took 21 days 30 years ago.feedback

Sep 23 2017

Last year, in October, we lost Ramsey and Cazorla together. For us it was a handicap. Hopefully this season he can have many more games.feedback

Sep 23 2017

You know your job at [the age of] 25. It is as simple as that. You know where to be at the right moment to anticipate. You have to win a lot of balls when the ball is in a neutral zone. That means it's not your ball, it's not my ball. But if I understand quicker than you, I have many chances to win the ball when it's in between you.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Champions League

I think that in the group stage, there are not many interesting games. You choose [to watch] only one or two games.feedback

Sep 23 2017

This season, there were 107 players in the Premier League who got into the final year of their contract for the first time, and you will see that more.feedback

Sep 23 2017

The clubs want too much more for normal players. Because they say if one player [Neymar] is worth £200 million, then this player is worth £50m.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - UEFA

Yes, that is something we want to address. Both of them are in a good moment for us.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - UEFA

But everybody knows £50m is too much for that player and they cannot afford it. So what happens? The club cannot sell, and doesn't extend the contract, so more and more players are going into the final year of their contract.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - UEFA

You will have more and more players going into the final year of their contract. You will be in a position where you either extend for money you cannot afford, or you go into the final year of their contract. This season there were 107 players in the Premier League who got into the final year of their contract for the first time, and you will see that more. The clubs want too much more for normal players. Because they say if one player [Neymar] is worth £200 million, then this player is worth £50 million.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I believe he has first of all adapted to the team play, he connects well with the other players, he is disciplined, he works hard for the team and on the technical and tactical aspect I am very pleased. He still needs to adapt to the physical aspect of the Premier League and that will take a little bit of time, but on the other fronts there is no problem at all.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - UEFA

You have to go one of two ways. Regulate it properly, or leave it completely open. But you cannot be in between. That is where we are at the moment. That is only to the advantage of some clubs who can deal with rules in a legal way.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - UEFA

It is for the first time that politically the German prime minister came out and the president of UEFA came out and I think politically something will happen in the next 12 months to regulate and limit the transfer amount.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I believe that it's an outstanding achievement. He's a player who is intelligent, determined, strong in the challenge, has good technical quality and I personally always rated him highly.feedback

Sep 21 2017

We were interested in him, yes, when he moved from Villa to City. But at the time City was the big investor, and so that financial potential was superior to ours at the time. I think just he was a bit unlucky, because it was in the period of Lampard and Gerrard, and he maybe did not get the number of caps he deserved for England. But it's an exceptional achievement, what he's doing.feedback

Sep 21 2017

He had a long holiday and came back not really fit and then he got injured. But last night, you could see he's coming back sharp and I left him on for 90 minutes so he could have a real go.feedback

Sep 21 2017

Not at all, that's going to very quick conclusions. He's been out and injured and I thought he was a little bit short physically on Sunday [against Chelsea]. I played him last night to give him more competition.feedback

Sep 21 2017

There's no disguised attitude on my side. I just try to get him back to full fitness. I just try to give him competition and get him back to his best.feedback

Sep 21 2017

All the players are important, he's not more than any other. I used a team at Chelsea that could be strong on the counter-attack and fight hard. Sanchez could have played if he had been fit.feedback

Sep 21 2017

He's adapted to the team play, he connects well with the other players, he's disciplined and works hard for the team. I'm very pleased on a technical and tactical aspect.feedback

Sep 21 2017

We didn't offer him a new deal and that's why he decided to go.feedback

Sep 21 2017

He has been bothered a few times when he was in front of other players. He had some fitness worries and that stopped him here.feedback

Sep 21 2017

Of course, it will be strange to see him in a different shirt because he's a player who was educated here from a very young age. I'm sure he'll have great motivation and a huge influence at West Brom.feedback

Sep 21 2017

He became an international here and made a good career here. I believe Arsenal are very proud of that and Kieran Gibbs can be proud.feedback

Sep 21 2017

He's in training and he'll come back to team training today or tomorrow [Friday]. He has a groin injury and his target is Watford [on October 14], after the international break. He won't be available for England.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I wanted to leave him on to give him 90 minutes. Overall it was an ideal game for him to gain confidence and fitness. For me now he's available to play..He needs 90 minutes at that intensity.feedback

Sep 21 2017

We started well. We had a good pace to our play but slowly lost our passing a bit. After that we did the job, even if we didn't have the style or flair.feedback

Sep 21 2017

For me he is available now to play - I have to decide when to play him. He needs 90 minutes of that intensity to be repeated.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I wanted to keep him on. It was the ideal game. You have to put the game into perspective. But it was important for him to build him up.feedback

Sep 21 2017

There is no disguised attitude on my side [over the selection policy]. I just try to get him back to full fitness and for me the Europa League and the League Cup is important, as well.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I invited him. Sport is very good like that - you fight against each other and with respect. He was a big personality in the Premier League.feedback

Sep 20 2017

He is focused, he is working hard and he is absolutely determined to get his place back in the team. There is a big fight there, and that's what we want.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I gave Jack his start at 17 years of age. That means I am convinced – you have to be convinced, to play a boy at 17 years of age, that he is a special player.feedback

Sep 20 2017

He is a special player, but we are all the same in that you need health to work – I need health to work and a football player needs to be healthy to play.feedback

Sep 20 2017

If you ask me, Is he back to his full, 100 per cent potential?', I would say no. But he's not far away. The rest now can only be gained by competition. That's why I believe that these kind of games [Europa League and EFL Cup] are very important for Jack at the moment.feedback

Sep 20 2017

It's a dream for all of us to see him fulfil his potential.feedback

Sep 19 2017

It's a dream for all of us. I gave Jack his start at 17 years of age. You have to be convinced to play a boy at 17 that he is a special player. He is a special player, but we are all the same in that you need health to work. He had always common sense Jack, but he had an impulsive character. I would say he's a much more mature man today.feedback

Sep 19 2017

He is absolutely determined to get his place back in the team. He got a few knocks and bruises that build a man and at the start it was all very easy for him. Jack has gone through some tough times so he has that density, that fitness now of a man who knows that life is not only easy.feedback

Sep 18 2017

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

Sep 18 2017

I don't deny that history is against us with Chelsea.feedback

Sep 18 2017

I never ask any striker to understand that he has to make room for somebody else. You can never do that.feedback

Sep 18 2017

He has a groin problem. I don't know how severe it is but it looks like a 'good' groin problem, not an easy one.feedback

Sep 17 2017

When you deliver the kind of performance we had at Liverpool, you have to accept the criticism. You can only respond on the pitch, and we did that. Today was a question: what would happen? With the attitude and determination, it was vital for us to come out with a solid performance. We did that. The result was disappointing, but not the performance. What changed is, when you're a footballer, only one thing matters: the next game, and how you respond. That's what we saw.feedback

Sep 17 2017

When you go for trophies, everyone gives 100 per cent. It's different in the championship. When you play at home, everyone expects you to win the games.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I feel it's a deserved point. With a bit more freedom we could have won this game with one or two goals' difference. But it was important we didn't lose. You could see that in the last 20 minutes.feedback

Sep 17 2017

At Stoke, we had a very good performance on the football front, 77 per cent possession, three penalty shouts and, overall, we were a bit unlucky with the goal we didn't score.feedback

Sep 17 2017

People forget we beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final two months ago. We've shown that quality many times. It was excessive force, yes. Kolasinac was not completely on his feet. Even Luiz would accept there was a big distance and he went in too strong.feedback

Sep 17 2017

We had a very positive end to last season and played very well in games against the big teams, like Manchester City and Chelsea.feedback

Sep 17 2017

You have to take these special circumstances into consideration.feedback

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 09 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 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 - 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