Assuming that Arsene Wenger actually knows what his best Arsenal starting line up is, or at least that he will know after the Barclays Asia trophy and the Emirates cup competitions in pre-season, do you think the Frenchman will try to stick with those 11 players as much as possible?
There is certainly something to be said for the same players getting used to each other and the team tactics, just like Jose Mourinho was able to do with his fully fir Chelsea squad last season. But that is not the be all and end all of the situation.
We have seen key members of the Gunners team, like Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, played in every game by the boss and then they have looked jaded after a while. There is also the risk of injury and at Arsenal we have better reason than any other club to fear that.
I suppose that Wenger could try to stick with the same team as much as possible in the Premier League, as that is the number one priority for next season. Or we could use the strong squad and rotate, taking the risk that a slightly weakened Arsenal team will still be more than a match for our opponents.
However the boss wants to play it, he will take the blame if it goes wrong, so I do not envy Wenger his decisions. How do you think we should approach the four competitions this year?