Date: 19th September 2016 at 4:29pm
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he’s very confident going into tomorrow’s third round League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Speaking to the Official Site in his pre game press conference, Wenger explained that he felt he had the reason as to why Arsenal were better on the road so far this season when compared to results gained at the Emirates Stadium – and he fully expected that to continue against Philippe Montanier’s side, and see the club book their place in the fourth round draw.

Sitting fourth in the Premier League table, he explained.

‘We scored three at Watford, we scored four at Hull. We played 0-0 at Leicester but we had two or three opportunities. Away from home we look more convincing, at the moment, than at home. I believe that when we lost our first game (home) it was a mental shock for us and for our supporters and straight away they had a little bit of scepticism and doubt. It was important for us to win the Southampton game and hopefully now we can have the same quality at home.’


‘The positivity comes from us and from our attitude. We have to think that we get the supporters behind us when the performances are convincing and not the other way around.’

As for a team news update, in his media meet and greet he also spoke briefly about Olivier Giroud, Gabriel, Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey.

Following the recent training sessions there are no new issues and we didn’t pick up any problems in the Hull game either.

‘Everyone came out of the Hull game well. Giroud is still not available – we will see at the end of the week if he can join in (Chelsea). He (Gabriel) has a chance to play against Forest. He (Jenkinson) is improving, he is not quite back in full training yet. He (Ramsey) is still out – I don`t think he will be ready for the weekend either.’

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