Here’s our latest round-up of quotes from Arsenal’s staff and players as they face the media in New York.
Executive Vice-Chair Tim Lewis on Arsene Wenger’s legacy…
We live Arsène’s legacy every day. He coped with this period when you didn’t have a single owner able to back, and control, and invest. He kept the club as far up the table as he possibly could. What he achieved was remarkable.
Source: The Telegraph
Gabriel Martinelli on Granit Xhaka’s departure…
Granit is a top guy, a top player and he was one of the captains in the team. But we have many options. He was always right there to help me but we are going to find someone else to do that. Of course, we got the chance to say goodbye. We spoke in the last game and he’s a lovely guy and I hope he does well this season. I just wish the best for him and his family.”
Source: The Mirror
Mikel Arteta on Nicolas Pepe’s future…
At the moment he is recovering from an injury which is why he’s not here. He had a spell on loan and obviously we wanted to get much more than we got from that loan spell. We have to see when we come back, understand what the plans are and make the right decision for him.
Oleksandr Zinchenko on playing for Mikel Arteta…
It’s not a secret that I’ve known Mikel for a while since City. I said to myself that if one day I was going to leave City and stay in the Premier League, it was only going to be under one manager, and that’s Mikel Arteta. The way he sees football, his decision [making], he’s a winner and he has a mentality that you cannot love [enough]. It’s a dream to be in this kind of team for every football player around the world and you can see the way we enjoy every single day, the way all of us are working so hard, probably during last season I don’t remember one day where the staff wasn’t at the training ground. This is the right way to work if you want to achieve something big, that’s how you need to behave.