-Arsene Wenger laments prioritizing broadcasters’ demands over players’ welfare in tight schedules.
-He described upcoming games as important and promised not to field a weakened team.
Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger has criticized the exhausting effects of Arsenal’s tight schedule on players which forces the team to play three games in the space of just seven days.
Arsenal, on Monday, at the Emirates stadium, overcame a stubborn West Bromwich Albion side 2-0 in the Premier League thanks to goals from their summer signing, Alexandre Lacazette.
But Wenger and his players will have very little time to rest before flying out to Belarus for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Bate Borisov after which they are due to host Brighton in an important Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal seek to move further up the premier league table.
Asked if he would field a weaker team against Borisov in Europe’s second-tier tournament, Wenger said: “I have a decision to make. At the moment I would say the schedule for us is a bit cruel.”
“We play Monday night, we play in Borisov on Thursday, and we play Sunday morning.”
“We have to accept it, but I will go with a team of senior players and certainly a young bench. “There’s no need to talk to the Premier League because it is television who decides.
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“For the team selection it has an impact.”
The Manager was clearly satisfied with his striker’s performance in the game against West Brom, describing him as a fighter.
“He’s not only a goal scorer, his link up play is good, he fights as well,”
“He’s not fazed by the physical challenges West Brom gave us. Overall he adapts very well.” Wenger said.