Arsene Wenger played two completely different Arsenal teams in the Premier league and the early stages of the Europa League last season, and it appears that Unai Emery is going to repeat those tactics this year as he is keen to get everyone in the squad some game time as the year progresses. The Spaniard said: “When you play two matches in a week, you have more time to prepare for the matches, to prepare the players physically. When you play three matches in a week, it’s hard. There’s less time to prepare for the match and work physically, but we want it like that.
“We want to play three matches in a week with the league and the cups. After the international break, we are going to play a lot of matches. In this moment, we are not playing every player in this squad because we’re only playing one match every week. But I am sure we’re going to use a lot of players after this international break.”
It will be very interesting to see his first Europa League line-up when we welcome Vorskla on the 20th of this month at the Emirates. We have a home game against Everton just three days later so I am sure there will be lots of fringe players. Let us hope we don’t get too many injuries during the dreaded international break….