Arsenal manager has regularly used the EFL Cup as a testing arena for young and upcoming talent but the Frenchman is prepared to bid for EFL Cup wonderfulness with senior players as he grapples with a selection headache ahead of Arsenal fourth-round tie against Norwich City on Tuesday.
The North-London side came back to winning ways in an unequivocal mold by beating Everton 5-2 on Sunday – an embarrassing defeat that saw Ronald Koeman lose his job.
Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, and Alexis Sanchez started a Premier League game together and the trio got on the scoresheet, leaving Wenger to wonder about the right attacking selection to make from.
The long-serving French boss is fond of using the EFL Cup to blood young talents the profundity of his fully fit forward choices implies Norwich City should be prepared to face a solid Arsenal line-up at Emirates Stadium.
Speaking ahead of the EFL Cup, Wenger stated on Arsenal’s official website : “That’s the luxury I have at the moment and the difficulty I have as well, All these players do well, play well and they deserve to play.
“Fortunately, we have important games every week, so I can give competition to everybody. We have so much offensive force on the bench as well. It’s really a strong point of the club at the moment.”
“I always used [the EFL Cup] to give a chance to young boys. We went to the final with a very young team and nearly won it,” he added.
“I always focus on winning trophies in the Premier League and FA Cup domestically, and always used the League Cup as an education for our young players.
“But with this team I have the squad to go further, so let’s see. Let’s focus on winning the match against Norwich and then we’ll see where we will go.”