After a frustrating 0-0 draw against Hull on Saturday, Arsenal face a replay in the middle of what is already a congested fixtures list but Arsene Wenger insists he can’t complain.
Replays are the nature of the game and we knew going into the clash that if we didn’t come away with a win (or loss), we’d have to travel up north at some point during this crucial part of the season.
Despite having a record amount of shots on goal against the Tigers, we couldn’t find a way through their resilient defence.
“I’m still exactly of the same opinion,” Wenger said to the press ahead of our Champions League match with Barcelona.
“We all have big squads and personally when I select my team, I have a difficult problem to leave some players out with top quality. I cannot complain. We are equipped for these competitions. When the season starts, we know the rules and we will compete in all competitions and we will continue to do that.”
The additional fixture is frustrating but there’s nothing we can do about it now. I’m very much of the opinion that if you can’t change something or at least contribute to changing something, it’s not worth wasting too much energy on. We can only take each match as it comes now and try our best. We’re more than capable of beating Hull away on paper, so let’s do it.