Wenger’s rotation policy is the key to Arsenal’s crucial week ahead

Arsene Wenger has taken his rotation policy to a new level this season, with a completely different Arsenal side playing in midweek games as opposed to our Premier League first XI, but this will have to take a new twist this coming week with 3 EPL games in the space of 6 days.

It could be that the fixture list has been kind though as we can play our best team against Burnley tomorrow, who are level on points with us at the moment, and again next Saturday when we host Man United, who are one of our closest challengers for a Top Four position. Sandwiched in between on Wednesday we have a considerably easier home game against Huddersfield, and this game must be where Wenger’s rotation policy must come in to play.

I certainly hope that Wenger doesn’t send out a complete second team, as our Europa Cup side has looked decidedly listless in the their last two fixtures, drawing 0-0 at home to Red Star Belgrade and then our dismal 1-0 defeat to bottom-of-the-Bundesliga side Cologne, but he will have to rest at least half our First XI to prepare for the crucial visit of Jose Mourinho’s United.

Although Huddersfield may be considered the easier game, it is extremely important that we make it our 12th home League win in a row ahead of United’s visit and Wenger must make sure that whoever plays is up for the fight and will give their all for the shirt.

Every game is extremely crucial right now and we must start the week in style by beating the dour Northerners tomorrow at Turf Moor, and bring added confidence to the midweek visit of Huddersfield.

Onwards and Upwards!



  1. Break-on-through says:

    These next couple of games are crucial, not for winning the league, it’s so we can get away from this horrible round of European ties we had. I don’t want to make a habit of this, and we didn’t even look fresher in every game with others looking tiresome. If that had happened, and we beat city due to it, then it would be worth it. If we go on to win it, that might make up a bit, we can’t scoff at Euro titles no matter how second rate it is. Ourselves, Atletico, Dortmund, Napoli could be among the favorites, depending. Dortmund are gone to schit.

    1. Remember Resource? says:

      Again I say this. What difference does it make? We are going to finish between 5-10th. Club needs change. But fans are too weak and emotional to fight for change. They think loyalty means support no matter what. If your kid wants to get into the animal trafficking industry would you support the kid no matter what? or would you try and pull her/him out of that idea?

      1. Midkemma says:

        “But fans are too weak and emotional to fight for change. They think loyalty means support no matter what.”

        I do not get that impression from AFC fans, some want the board to show ambition while others just want Wenger sacked and thinking that will fix all the problems. They all want change. Reading some of the tweets from games as well… support no matter what? PMSL!

        The club does need to change and I have been a big Gazidis critic but there is change happening, slower than we would like but it is happening.

        Law and Rowley are gone and we pinched BvB head scout while rumors are that Barca will be losing one of their guys who makes transfers happen to Arsenal and Gazidis is that guys RL mate so it backs that story, the title being bashed around for this is Director of Operations.

        If your kid got a E in their 1st practice exam and a D in the next, would you not praise your kid for improvement and encourage it more? Or would you punish the kid for failing?

        1. Nothing changed says:

          Interesting info. I do think though that your analogy is a bit flawed. There are no practice exams in football (other than preseason). If my kid failed her exams ten years in a row I would suggest she consider a different career path. In fact, I would suggest that after the second failed the year.

      2. Nothing changed says:

        not sure why you got thumbed down for that.

  2. jermaine bryan says:

    It will be a chance to see Walcott giroud welbz chambers get bpl game time these are all out of favour and need to prove themselves for various reasons

  3. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Don’t like to keep going on about it but again Manchester United get the extra days rest, they play Sat, Tue and Sat, we play Sun, Wed, and Sat and you’ll find It’s the same next week when they play Manchester City, again they get an extra days rest. Every week throughout the season their being helped by Sky Sports and Mourinho has the cheek to moan about our Christmas fixtures.

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