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Wenger sticking to Europa selection plan

2017-12-07 08:08:01, Views: 48, ICS

Wenger sticking to Europa selection plan

Arsene Wenger will make wholesale changes to his Arsenal starting XI for their final Europa League group stage clash with BATE Borisov.

The Gunners are already assured of progressing in top spot and Wenger will continue his policy of mass rotation for the competition with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud expected to come in.

It remains to be seen who Wenger deploys in defence as, with Shkodran Mustafi struggling with a thigh injury suffered in the defeat to Manchester United, he may rest another centre-back for Sunday's trip to Southampton.

When asked if having already secured top spot in the group would affect his selection plans, Wenger said: "Not too much, because I have many players available who need competition. Next week we go into a week with three games and so some players need competition, some experienced players. We’ll play quite an experienced team tomorrow."

Provisional squad: Ospina, Macey, Debuchy, Holding, Mertesacker, Chambers, Dasilva, Bellerin, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Willock, Elneny, McGuane, Giroud, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck, Nketiah, Akpom.


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