Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be watching football on Christmas Day!

Wenger's obsession with football is always amusing material for the more conventional at this time of year so he was asked if he would even bother with Christmas dinner.

"Of course," he said, "we have some family." Then, maybe sensing the disappointment of those confronted by normality, he added a qualification.

"We will watch a game during Christmas dinner," he said, smiling.