Arsenal are on a great run of form, but with our crucial Champions League match coming up on Tuesday there is a definite chance of fatigue setting in after such a lively encounter against Watford. Arsene Wenger picked his very best side at Vicarage Road yesterday and admitted that this League game was much more important than the midweek match. “I told you in the press conference that for me the important game was today because I knew that first of all to win today was vital to stay in touch with the top teams. Secondly, the best way to prepare for Tuesday night is to win today.”
When asked about his team for Tuesday Le Prof also hinted that he is seriously thinking of resting our two very best players to save them for the more important League fixtures. “I don’t know yet but obviously there is no obvious reason to change completely the team. Maybe one or two I do not know yet. We will have to see how everybody recovers.
“I could rest a little bit Ozil and Sanchez and we have of course to put pace into this game and play against a big team, but we know we have proved ourselves in the Champions League. We want to make something special against Bayern Munich as it is the only way we can keep in the race.”
How he thinks we can “do something special” if he doesn’t play Ozil and Alexis is beyond me, but then again I have been saying for some time that Wenger has made the League title his goal for this year, and has always played weakened teams in midweek games. It looks like this isn’t going to change this week….