Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he aims for perfection as his side prepare to face Swansea in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
Arsenal have scored 1,999 goals under Wenger and the Frenchman reveals his remaining objectives.
“I want to continue to develop our results and the way we play football and the club as well. I want to play football as close to perfection as possible," he said during his pre-match press conference on Friday.
Wenger refused to rule out entering the transfer market in January but said it would not be necessary if all players were fit. Asked if he could rest players against Watford to prepare for Bayern Munich next week, he stated: “Not at all”.
Wenger claimed he is still to decide on his line-up, especially in midfield.
“My options are Campbell or put another defensive midfielder such as Flamini or put Cazorla on the flank. I still have 24 hours to decide.”
When asked about his gut feeling about the length of absence for Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger said: “One will be 20 days, the other a bit longer. But we have shown we can deal with injuries.”
Wenger was asked with eight Arsenal players are now out if there is a pattern.
He replied: “That is always the question you have to answer with injuries. You have to analyse every single case but also you can’t over-analyse. Injuries happen,” while confirming Walcott and Oxlade are out until at least after the international break. Oxlade will be back sooner without a date.
“We played a different team in midweek. We are now focussed to do well at Swansea. We are on a strong run in the Premier League. Last year Swansea were the only team to beat us twice so it is a good challenge. We need a strong defensive performance.”