Arsene and Kieran ready for Gala visit
Arsene and Kieran ready for Gala visit

Arsene Wenger and Kieran Gibbs faced the media ahead of Arsenal’s crucial UEFA Champions League match with Galatasaray, at the Emirates tomorrow night.

Arsene Wenger made the following points:

Team news:

Jack Wilshre is the squad, but Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby are not included. Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry will join in training next week.

On Galatasaray:

“We expect Galatasaray to be organised with their experienced players. They have top-quality players”

On Danny Welbeck:

“If we play well collectively then he will score. He’s integrated very well into our team”

On Mathieu Flamini:

“His experience is vital to us. I took the opportunity to re-sign him and I’m pleased I did”

On Oilvier Giroud signing a new contract:

“It is done. We will complete it.”

Kieran Gibbs made the following points:

It’s important for me to play consistently in the team and remain fit so I’m pleased with Saturday.”

“We believe we can do something special in this competition, starting tomorrow night.”

“We’ve been good at home in the Champions League, so need to continue that tomorrow night.”

On his relationship with Wenger, Gibbs said: “I met him when I was 16. I feel proud to be part of his team. He’s believed in a lot of players and I thank him for that”