Posted on December 07, 2017 by ADMIN

Six games in 15 days! Now Arsenal MUST rotate at some point

We are now entering the most gruelling part of the season with Arsenal playing a game every three days, starting tonight against BATE, so surely Wenger will have little choice but to use every single player in the squad or risk injuries and fatigue. The good news is that all our rivals had to play Champions League matches this week which will weaken them for the tests ahead, and it was nice to find out that Manchester City are not invincible after all!

Thanks to Wenger’s rotation policy, Arsenal players should be stronger and fresher, and we have hardly any injuries to contend with for a change. Le Prof was asked if he thinks we can take advantage of our freshness in the coming fortnight. “I hope so.” he replied. “I think we missed an opportunity on Saturday to take advantage of that, because we were physically quite strong in the game. But we are in a position where we have to take the month of December in a very serious way, be efficient and hopefully we can benefit from that.”

We cannot take any of these games lightly after tonight’s game against BATE, and I am sure that there will need to be changes by the time we facr Newcastle at home in one of our easier games, but until then I expect Wenger to play with his strongest side available as we fight to get back into the Top Four. So here is our games in the next 15 days, all very evenly spaced….

Thursday 7th December EUROPA LEAGUE Arsenal v BATE Borisov
Sunday 10th December PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton v Arsenal
Wednesday 13th December PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham v Arsenal
Saturday 16th December PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal v Newcastle United
Tuesday 19th December EFL CUP QUARTER-FINAL Arsenal v West Ham United
Friday 22nd December PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal v Liverpool

Surely this is the time when our fitness and rotation policy can stand us in good stead. Could we win all these games?

Sam P

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5 thoughts on “Six games in 15 days! Now Arsenal MUST rotate at some point

  1. Sukhjot Gunner

    Wenger won’t trouble the first team for the europa and efl cup games. In the remaining 5 epl games,I think he can go with the same keeper,back 5 or even CDM’s . He may twink a bit with the attacking players keeping in mind the opposition plus venue…

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  2. Jib

    Rotation must and will happen. After not getting anything from the United game that Liverpool game will be huge. They pipped us to top four last season and top four is going to be tight again. It might be us pool and spurs all fighting for fourth this season. But really I saw more positives than negatives despite the result against United. We didn’t roll over, we had a f****ng go, a few decisions didn’t go our way and DDG was other worldly. We didn’t look afraid for once, there was fight. Maybe the lads finally understand that mentally influences play. If we apply that same mentally I’m confident. But with us it’s always a case of If! Pundits and fans alike have always said if arsenal perform to the best of their ability we can be a frightening team. Let’s not roll over to the saints- another banana slip fixture for us!

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