Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Press Conference: Wenger Speaks on Contracts, Injuries and FA Cup Final.

Wenger has held his Pre-Match Press Conference Ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup final tie with Hull City at Wembley on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


On the injury front, we have some uncertainties with Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still struggling for match fitness. Jack Wilshere is doing well in training and has a chance to start.

The boss also addressed contract matters. Bacary Sagna has not yet renewed his contract which expires next month and Wenger revealed he has no say in the defender's future. He wants him to decide whether to stay at the club or leave for somewhere else. When asked whether he (Wenger) will sign a new contract he responded, "Nothing has changed."

The Frenchman also spoke on his aim which is to win the FA Cup, stating that his side has nothing to be afraid of.

“I don't believe we need any warning, a final is a final. It's down to us to perform on the day", said the 64-year old Arsenal manager.

“People love [to support the underdogs] in the cup, but we play for the Arsenal fans.

“This is an opportunity for us to crown our season well. It will look better if we win it. I believe technical stability is important for the development of the game. I don't feel there is any danger of complacency. We've had a hard FA Cup run.

“There's always a huge expectancy. We have played many games under that pressure this season.

“Our target is to win trophies. In England it is difficult because many teams can do that.

“We have to come out of the game and know we gave absolutely everything and done the maximum. There was nervousness in the semi-final because we had a low level of confidence at the time. We were also playing against a team who had beaten Man City and had some great results.

“A victory would make me very happy because our fans expect that and we want to make them happy. There's a huge desire to finish the job in the FA Cup. There is a positive pressure there."

Wenger continued by praising Bruce for his efforts towards making Hull City appear in the final.

“He's done extremely well. To keep them up and go to the FA Cup is a great achievement"
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