Arsene Wenger has made it perfectly clear that he will resting Arsenal’s first team players for tonights visit of Reading in the League Cup, but according to one Arsenal old-boy, Charlie Nicholas, the reserves should still be able to easily beat the Championship side.
Nicholas said: “Arsenal have got the strongest squad in Premier League,”
“The sort of players who come in here are experienced and should be ready to step up for the first team and seize on a disappointing result at the weekend.
“Olivier Giroud will probably get a run out and you’ve also got Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina, Rob Holding and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is looking more influential.”
“There’s a few I’d like to see get a chance,” he added.
“One is the boy Jeff Reine-Adelaide, who I’ve only seen glimpses of but looks like he could be the next Alex Iwobi, and Mohamed Elneny is another one.
“Reading are still learning under Jaap Stam and I see no excuses for the Gunners, who will still have plenty of experience, so I’m expecting those who disappointed at the weekend to be pushed for their places in a comfortable win.”
That is confident words from the ex-Gunner, should it really be that easy tonight?