I am not saying that Arsene Wenger should play a load of Arsenal’s academy kids when the Gunners travel to Monaco for the return leg of the Champions League knockout phase next week. I am just saying that Arsenal must put most of the focus on the Premier League games now.
As we have already played five games in the last two weeks and will face West Ham, Monaco and then Newcastle in the space of seven days, I think that Wenger may need to look after a few of his big name players, like Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla.
Let’s be honest Gooners, the chances of us going to France and scoring three goals without reply against a side that has only conceded 22 in 34 European and league games all season are about the same as Di Maria or Falcao winnning Player of the Season. They held PSG to a goalless draw last weekend, so let’s be realistic and accept that we blew our chances bigtime in the home leg.
Wenger has got options for his selection as well, with the likes of Walcott, Rosicky, Flamini, Welbeck, Akpom, Chambers, Gibbs and Wilshere. Do you agree that Wenger should rest a few key players for the Monaco game and focus on securing a place in the Champions League for next year?