“Our strikers are top class as well and we want them to express their talent”.
It was the 28-year-old Belgian’s first appearance since picking up a hamstring injury in November and the manager confirmed a late decision will be made on whether the centre back will start against Arsenal.
In order to beat Spurs, Arsenal will have to defend much better than on their recent travels – conceding five at Bournemouth and Swansea City – and they will have to be mindful of Tottenham’s attacking prowess.
However, teammate Hugo Lloris, who has played with Thierry Henry, Nicholas Anelka and many other top stars, insists Kane is the best he has ever played with.
“On that front, as much as I can be harsh with the referee, I’m quite tolerant with the referees because when you watch a game live it’s very hard at 100 per cent to distinguish whether it’s a dive or not”.
Wenger then hinted at his plans to stop Kane from scoring at Wembley. I asked him if he would agree to the transfer.
“That’s why we took our time and worked very hard so my muscles are ready for this type of game and to play a lot of games again”. The good news is that if he wants to make an adjustment he finally has a full squad to choose from.
And the club hopes Danny Welbeck and Pet Cech will both be fit to feature too, The Evening Standard report. “You never know in football what can happen, so right now, I’m focused with Dortmund, and yeah, that’s that”.
“Nacho Monreal should be alright”.
“He is in a good moment now as well so it’s going to be very hard to beat him but I think we will be ready for it”.
“I have no problem with [selecting Ospina]”. “Petr Cech has not practised but I will not take any risk if he is not 100 percent fit”.
Following Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool last weekend, there were criticisms of some of Mauricio Pochettino’s players and their tendency to dive.
“I am convinced he wanted to see tricking your opponent is to be clever”, said Wenger.
The Arsenal boss added: “I don’t encourage them to dive at all”.
Spurs are fifth in the table, four points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal, one behind fourth-placed Chelsea and two adrift of third-placed Liverpool with 12 games left.
Playing there “has a little weight in it because we feel we have a good level of performance there”, Wenger told the press conference. Click any of these buttons below!