Arsenal vs Chelsea Arsene Wenger Pre-Match Interview
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger responds to question from the press ahead of EFL cup semi-final match between his team and Chelsea.
“We take the criticism on board and respond in a positive way. We are in the semi-final of the League Cup, we won the FA Cup three times in the last four years, you can expect at some stage it will not happen every year.
“Overall we have been very consistent even if I was very disappointed by some individual performances.” Arsene Wenger Responded to question the backlash from the defeat at Nottingham Forest.
We heard the rumours about Francis Coquelin being on the move and his current manager says: “it is a possibility” his fellow Frenchman could leave Arsenal this month.
One destination ruled out for Coquelin by Wenger, however, is across London to West Ham.
On the subject of that Alex Iwobi story on the front page of today’s Sun, Wenger describes the somewhat exuberant behaviour from the Nigeria international as “unacceptable” and says the 21-year-old will be fined if he was confirmed to have been out within the club’s 48 hour curfew.
Asked about his team selection for tomorrow night’s EFL Cup semi-final first-leg at Chelsea, Arsene Wenger responds rather snappily: “I will play the team that has a good chance to win which is what I did on Sunday but of course on Sunday we had not the expected performance so the team will of course be changed.”
More on the Alex Iwobi story and Wenger says he is confident the Nigeria international was not involved in drinking or any drug-related activity at the party he no doubt wishes he had not attended before the Forest FA Cup debacle.
When asked about the Italian’s spat with Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger takes the moral high ground and replies: “There are more important things in football.”