Arsene Wenger is not a happy man.
He hasm blasted Arsenal’s “cruel” scheduling this week, saying Monday night’s game against West Brom will force him to exempt many players at home for Thursday’s Europa League trip to Belarus.
“At the moment I will say the schedule for us is a bit cruel,” Wenger told a news conference. “When you look at the [Premier League] schedule over the weekend, I think there was some room for us to be different.
“For example, yesterday we had Brighton-Newcastle on television. They could have played tonight and we could have played yesterday. So for us tNhe time is very short. But 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.”
Wenger said he will travel to Borisov “with a team of senior players, and certainly with a young bench” as they look for a second straight group-stage win.
Lacazette headed home a rebound in the first half and added a penalty after the break to take his league tally to four goals in six games.
“He’s not only a goalscorer, his link-up play is good, he fights as well, he’s not fazed by the physical challenges that West Brom gave us today,” Wenger said. “And overall he looks to adapt very quickly and very well.”