Every word Mikel Arteta just said on William Saliba, Mohamed Elneny, Joe Willock and Molde

Is David Luiz fit to play tomorrow?

He is available, he has been training well over the past few days so he will be involved in the squad.

Are you tempted to start Lacazette tomorrow?

I am tempted with all of them with the way I see them train, but we will make that decision tomorrow.

What do you make of Elneny’s recent performances?

I think he is responding really well to all the challenges we are putting in front of him. He had a big one when he came back from his loan spell to show what he could bring to the squad and I think everyone has seen what he can do, so I am really pleased with his performances and what he brings to the team.

New contract for Elneny?

Let’s go step by step please! What I can say is that I am really pleased with the player and everything that he is doing and hopefully he can continue like that and perform rally well throughout the season.

Do you have different teams for the Premier League and Europa League?

Well, it’s not like that and tomorrow you will see some changes again. I believe we have to manage over time the minutes and exposure that we give to the players with the amount of games that we have now, and also in the International break they play three games, then until March we are playing every three or four days. So we have to think what we need at the present and mid-term as well a bit because it is going to get really, really condensed.

Thoughts on praise from Tony Adams?

Obviously we have to take confidence and motivation from legends of the football club and what they say, their opinions, things that they see and what we are able to transmit to these people who have been involved and who are now as a club. Thank you so much or their support. Obviously it is pleasant to see that they feel that way with what we are trying to, and as well I know how much we have to do to get to the level that we all want and they were at in the past. That’s the challenge we have in front of us.

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