Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he gets a “vibe” from training as to how his team will perform on a match day, with the Frenchman currently preparing to face league leaders Chelsea, as reported by Arsenal Player.
The team is currently on the most successful winning run for over a decade, winning eight Premier League games. Our last title-winning side in 2004 hold the record at the club with nine wins on the bounce.
For Wenger however, the intensity in training gives him a clear indication as to how the team will perform and to what extent he must encourage them to focus on their task.
“Even the day before a game you can think to yourself, ‘That intensity is absolutely amazing, the players are ready to go out tomorrow and perform at that level’,” Wenger was quoted as saying.
“The team always gives you a vibe in training, like a weather forecast. Sometimes you think, ‘Yes, that’s right, they are there’.
“Or other times you think, ‘Nope, they have switched off, they’ll have to work on their concentration otherwise they will have a disillusion on Saturday’.”
Wenger had previously gained a reputation for running players into the ground and not rotating enough, but the Frenchman has shown that he’s capable of adapting despite his vast experience.
The boss has mostly got his team selection spot-on in recent months, and it seems as though the massive competition for places has brought the best out of all the players.