Arsenal boss Wenger disagrees with Champions League system

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

I am sure that he will give a couple of youngsters like Nelson, Nketiah or Willock a chance to play if given the chance, but I am hoping for some impressive performances from our reserves to prove they deserve promotion for our League games, but after our last few underwhelming Europa League displays I won't be holding my breath.... Giroud, Walcott, Wilshere, Mohamed Elneny, and Francis Coquelin have been bit-part performers outside of the European games, and playing well in those ties would at least give Wenger something to think about. For your balance it's not bad, for a footballer it's not great.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session at London Colney. So my score prediction is 2-1 to the Gunners...

But Wenger will surely be more concerned about having fresh players for their visit to Southampton on Sunday than beating BATE in a clash that can not change Arsenal's status in Group H. But these are discussions I have had with the players.

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles during a training session at London Colney.

The old reliables could click and put in a decent display, which would be welcome having lost 3-1 at the weekend to Manchester United, but it's hard not to think it might be just more of the same.


Arsenal have already secured a place in the knock out stages of the Europa League by topping their group and therefore, we can expect stars to be rested against BATE Borisov tomorrow night.

"But he tried and he played".

Arsenal now sit fifth in the English top flight on 28 points from 15 matches, one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

David de Gea, in particular, was scintillating in the opposition end, and Wenger will want a strong response from whichever team he sets up to face BATE in the final Europa League group game.

However, Wenger has suggested that Mustafi could be in contention to take his place in the team when the Gunners face Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday.

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