We doubt Wenger will be too upset in his post-match interview… Wenger rang the changes for tonight’s EFL Cup game
By Paul Morrissey Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 21:50
Wenger names reserve side for EFL Quarter-Final Arsene Wenger set the tone for tonight’s EFL Cup quarter-final with his team selection. Despite this being a big chance to get to a semi-final, Wenger showed how little interest he has in winning this competition by naming what is essentially a reserve side. Wenger has traditionally blooded youngsters and given reserve players minutes in the early stages of this competition, but he normally begins to take it seriously if and when he reaches the latter stages.
Not so tonight, as he’s named a radically changed team to the one that beat Bournemouth at the weekend. Neither Ozil or Sanchez are in the XI, and indeed Xhaka and the Ox are the only first teamers on the bench. 2-0 down at half-time And sure enough, it wasn’t long before visitors Southampton capitalized on the weakened Arsenal side.… Wenger has no respect for the fans – he has no intention of winning any more trophies. He gets £7.5m for being shit at his job!!#AFCvSFC — Sniffer 1967 November 30, 2016 Just got in from work seen the score then seen that team arsenal put out. They really don't give a shite about this cup do they. — stuart November 30, 2016 @Arsenal sometime I'm forced to question Wenger's selection tactics. how can you send this young team to face a very good Southampton team. — Jacob akpan November 30, 2016 As per wenger sticks out a poor team and we end up being humiliated…shocker — Adam Parry November 30, 2016 Wenger has no respect for the fans – he has no intention of winning any more trophies. He gets £7.5m for being shit at his job!!#AFCvSFC — Sniffer 1967 November 30, 2016 This is a team picked to lose. The manager doesn't want the Jan fixture congestion the senior players don't want to be out there #Arsenal — tim payton November 30, 2016 Have absolutely no faith in jenkinson, adore his love for arsenal but he has nowhere near enough quality to be a first team player #ARSSOU — Thomas Milne November 30, 2016 Sanchez is at home playing with his dogs while we need a masterclass from him of the bench. — Arsenal Puma November 30, 2016 We decide to field this team when we've gone 18 games unbeaten – and have only one player to offer from the bench? I question @Arsenal — TO November 30, 2016 Our worst problem is attitude… some players look not bothered when they get a chance to impress. It shouldn't be acceptable at Arsenal — Adi Meiri November 30, 2016