*looks above Arsenal in the table*
nope, can't find anyone there...
What's your point caller?
The two league games against city are the biggest games arsenal will have played in years.
No point going toe to toe with them now.
A full strength arsenal will only show their hand for the bigger battles to come and a full strength team defeat to city won’t be good for morale.
El T would be well advised to hold a few players back. There’s a long way to go in the cup it’d be different if it was a semi-final .
A 1/2 strength team giving minutes to the reserves is the way. A defeat can then be dismissed. Saka, Odegaard, Partey and Zinchenko should sit it out.
Let Pep fight it out on 3 fronts. Every game will be a must win for him. An injury to KDB, Rodri or Haaland in the congested fixture list and the gunners are set up nicely.
Give the egyptian Pirlo steel toe caps too.