Wenger – Why I dropped players from the starting line-up today

Arsene Wenger has provided an explanation for some of the changes he made to his starting eleven for the clash against Leicester City.

The Gunners were in action on Wednesday, three days after a memorable 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

Wenger used the midweek affair as an opportunity to rotate his squad even though there are only a handful of games left in the season.

After being named Man of the Match on Sunday, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was surprisingly dropped to the bench while Rob Holding failed to make the 18-man squad.

But Wenger insists those changes to his team had more to do with fitness concerns.

“Some are precautionary, some players have some worries, we have to put some fresh legs in as well,” the Arsenal managed said ahead of kick-off on Wednesday

“It’s difficult to find the balance, despite all of the signs, no one can predict after such an intense game.

“You try to find the right balance between fresh legs and keeping continuity in the team as well.”

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