It’s just a very brief post today involving a preview of the final Champions League group stage game against Olympiacos.
As expected, Arsene Wenger has named a youthful squad for the trip to Greece. Players like Fran Merida, Jack Wilshere and Craig Eastmond will help make up a blended squad that will also include first-teamer Alex Song and a host of fringe players like Carlos Vela, Aaron Ramsey and the fit-again Theo Walcott.
With nothing but pride riding on this game the manager has made the right decision to give most of the first team a rest. With the injury situation as it is we need as many of our first-choice players fresh for Liverpool at the weekend and a midweek round trip to Athens is not going to help with that. With Olympiakos still needing a result to guarantee qualification it should be a good test for the younger players as well.
Anyway, that’s it for me. I’ll be back with a longer post and a full match review tomorrow.
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