Wenger: Walcott and Persie are staying!

“With Theo and Van Persie, that will be sorted out at the end of the season. Theo is playing very well. He has improved his technical level a lot, his links with other players and his calmness in front of goal. He is developing very well.”

“It is something I will look to sort out very early. Yes, I am confident they will sign. To say that I am always confident, yes I am. We want to keep our best players.”

Gervinho: We’ll improve!

“We can still win lots of trophies and we can do great things in the future. We have a bright future because this is a good club.”

“We are all still young, we have got some good players here, a good group. We have been through a lot of difficult times this season, lots of people have wavered in their belief of us.”

“They have said this and they have said that, but we have returned to form and now we are going to try to finish the season well.”

“The standout player for me this year has been Robin [Van Persie]. You can see his class with his finishing, how he leads the group, and with his experience.”

“He is a player who has grown in to the role of captain and is the sort of player you need during the hard times.”