Wenger: I Will Not Give Up On The Title


"I don't want to forget my congratulations to both medical departments", Mourinho said.

"If I am a player, and I think with what we produced, we have a huge potential, and we lose the game". Mourinho said he doesn't believe Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's claim that David Silva is a doubt.

The Frenchman, speaking at his news conference ahead of the Gunners Europa League clash against BATE Borisov, responded to United manager Jose Mourinho's very sly swipe at him. "In the end he could play".

"That's what you want, the players have produced a quality performance". Leave him at home?

"I'm always honest. I thought he wouldn't play, that was I had been told and after he had a test on Friday morning he went to the game and we were not sure if he would play. But he was fine and that's football". Wenger said of Lacazette.

The English defender was a pivotal part of Wenger's first Premier League title-winning team in 1998, captaining the Gunners to glory.

Steve Clifford out indefinitely with health issues, Stephen Silas to take over
Silas, who served as a scout and an assistant for Charlotte from 1999-2002, re-joined the franchise in 2010. The team did not specify the issue Clifford is dealing with and said there is no timetable for his return.

Wenger reckons it was hard to accept the result after playing so well but believes the experience should make his players even hungrier.

"I will adapt every time and try to pick a balanced team".

Petit won the double with Arsenal in 1998.

Wenger has never been a fan of parachuting third place teams into the lesser competition but had rarely had to worry about it.

"We are in this job to be efficient, you know".

"I don't much worry about that - just think, do we have a chance?" "We have a chance to win it so let's give it a go".