Arsene Wenger has revealed that our “cohesion” encouraged him to name an unchanged side for the sixth consecutive Premier League game this season, something he hasn’t done during his time at Arsenal, the Daily Star reports.
Since our 4-1 victory against Liverpool at the beginning of April, Wenger hasn’t seen a reason to make changes to our team, despite the likes of Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere returning from their respective injuries.
After our timid display against Swansea City on Monday night resulted in our first defeat since February, changes seemed afoot. Wenger refused to entertain the idea however, naming an unchanged side against Manchester United.
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“I have found cohesion and the habit to play together,” Wenger stated.
“We have some candidates on the bench who are serious as well.”
Wenger has previously been criticised for his lack of rotation, which has often led to our star players picking up injuries and he doesn’t seem like adapting anytime soon.
Each game is different, and we should be tailoring our side depending on which opposition we face, especially due to us being slightly predictable over the past few weeks.
It seems that only a number of injuries will force Wenger to tinker with our line-up.