“No one is indispensable, but he has taken on a new status with us”
“No one is indispensable, but he has taken on a new status with us,” said Wenger.
“He has experience, self-confidence. He’s always had talent, and that hasn’t always been recognised in France because he left Lorient, not a big club.
“So he didn’t have the reputation he deserved. But he’s made his name in English football. I think he’s one of the best in the world. I hope he proves that to you tomorrow.”
But when it came to bigging up his entire time, Wenger admitted the time for talking was over.