Why is Wenger running Arsenal players on empty? by DN
Here is the situation Arsenal fans. Metaphorically speaking of course. You have got a long and important journey to make and you were going to go in your car. But on the Wednesday before the weekend of your visit you are involved in a car crash leaving your axle looking a bit bent, your bumper hanging off and perhaps other damage but you don’t know because you don’t take it to the garage.
What would you do? Take it to the garage and get the damage properly assessed? Borrow or hire another car that you know is alright? Book a ticket on the train? If you are Arsene Wenger then you would get in your car and hope that it holds up somehow. And just to give the trip an extra little bit of excitement you would cover the petrol gauge and just hope there was enough gas to get him where he wants, and needs, to go.
I must admit I was stunned to see how few changes Wenger made to the Arsenal team today, especially after he admitted the other day that the players energy levels fell away in the second half against Monaco. So why did he think it would be a good idea to give the same players a third game in a week? We have a large and strong squad now but you would not know it.
Wenger got away with it today, although some would say he was proved right, but I think that it was a risk that there was no real need to take. What do you think Gooners?