Arsene Wenger rants over Cruel Match Schedule


Arsene Wenger expressed annoyance over Arsenal’s game schedule for this week, saying that Monday night’s game against West Brom forces him to leave several players at home for Thursday’s away encounter with BATE Borisov in Belarus for Europa League knock out stage.

In a news conference, Wenger said, “At the moment I will say the schedule for us is a bit cruel,” the club chief announced after not having been scheduled to play on weekend instead.

“So for us the time is very short. But the television decides, and I don’t complain about that. But what I want to say, for the team selection it has an impact for me.”

Meanwhile, the French coach was absolutely joyful by the way his men beat West Bromwich in the recent home encounter.

Newly signed Alexandre Lacazette was especially remarkable in the game for helping the club lift the 2-0 victory through a powerful header and penalty shot.

The 67-year-old coach praised his exemplary performance and capability to adapt very quickly.

Lacazette is the first Arsenal player who scored in his three successive opening league appearances at home since the time of Brian Marwood in September 1988.

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