We named an unchanged starting XI for the fourth game in a row against Hull City this past Monday, something Arsene Wenger has never done in his Arsenal career.
The manager may have found a system he likes, but he insists that he is happy to change things around if necessary.
The Frenchman claims the team’s confidence was the main factor behind his unchanged sides as of late, and you can understand the desire to stick with what works.
“I’m ready to change but we had a stability on the tactical front, the confidence was there and I didn’t change recently,” the manager said (via Arsenal.com).
“I have no problems changing the players because they are all in very good shape, the players who practice.
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“Players like Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs for example were not completely there in recent weeks but now they are all there on the competitive front. There’s no problem.”
We are unlikely to see the same starting XI against Swansea this coming Monday evening, with Aaron Ramsey likely to miss out due to injury, according to Arsenal’s official website.
The Welshman was the victim of a clumsy challenge by former Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, and was forced off and replaced by Wilshere during our game against Hull.
We have been performing superbly as of late, and are hoping to keep that form up not only into the final games of this season, but into the 2015/16 season as well. We first must concentrate on the FA Cup and finishing strongly in the Premier League though, as silverware could be the deciding factor in whether or not this season was a successful one.