Arsene Wenger has spoken about the importance of squad rotation ahead of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup match against West Ham.
Wenger has hinted that players who haven’t played much recently will get a chance against West Ham in the League Cup on Tuesday evening.
This will be the second time that Arsenal have faced the Hammers in a week and our third game in six days. Therefore, it’s understandable that the boss wants to rest some of his key men ahead of our Liverpool clash on Friday at the same time as making sure the rest of his first team fringe players get a run out.
For example, Wenger confirmed that Theo Walcott, who’s been out with a minor groin injury, will ‘100%’ play. I also imagine we’ll see another start from Olivier Giroud and maybe see Sead Kolasinac’s face after he was replaced in Arsenal’s starting line-up by 20-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
The Premier League is priority at the moment and although the League Cup is another trophy, I’m not sure many people are bothered about it considering we host Jurgen Klopp’s men at the end of the week.
Wenger will take it seriously in that he’ll pick a mixed team but he won’t be risking his big-hitters.