Key points from Arsene Wenger’s press pre-Liverpool press conference
Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny are both back in full training.
Mohamed Elneny will miss the game with an ankle injury. Expected to be out for three weeks.
Mesut Ozil should be ok after missing training with illness.
On leaving Arsenal
“My preference has always been the same & will remain the same – I’m not looking for jobs in other clubs.”
Wenger refused to answer a question about the offer of a move to China.
“I have been here for 20 years and I have had many opportunities to leave so I don’t think I need to convince you that I want to stay.”
On Claudio Ranieri’s sacking
I was like everybody else in football. Surprised and disappointed. I take this opportunity to wish him well and congratulate him on what he achieved with Leicester.
On Welbeck’s readiness for first team football
He is in contention. He has had ups and downs to his response of the knee problem and I’ve followed the advice of the medical staff.
“I am not specialised enough. It is a special problem. I have not seen him in training, not even in fitness work.”
Is it possible that he plays again this season? “It is possible.”