Arsene Wenger: "To be completely honest, if you had given me the opportunity to do it, I would not have done it like that, but I do not complain.
"That is not an excuse for us at all, we have the fixtures we have.
"It is another opportunity to show we have the mental strength to deal with it.
"I am convinced we believe in ourselves anyway, no matter what happens.
"Let's not forget as well that if you are in City's position and they lose, then they are nine points behind, so they have more negative pressure than we have.
"We have a positive pressure that we can make a big difference with them, so let's look at it like them.
"We have an opportunity to go from (a lead of) five (points) to eight, that is fantastic - we have to look at it like that."