Arsene Wenger says that the performance of his team for the 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest is an indication that they’re all good enough to start this weekend against Chelsea.
It remains to be seen just how much the manager will shuffle his pack against Antonio Conte’s side, but he’s enjoying the fact that he has decisions to make.
“We had a good game at Hull and we had a good game at Nottingham Forest,” he said. “I believe that everybody at the moment deserves to start the game and be in the squad, so I will decide that today.
“It’s always difficult to pick my team because everybody is doing well, we have seen that again against Nottingham Forest so it’s positive.
“We have a balanced, mature squad where there is a fight for every single position.”
And he has put it up to his team to change a disappointing recent record against Chelsea.
“Chelsea in the last 10 years had very, very strong teams,” he continued. “You realise that today as well. Before that period, we were always beating them, after they were always the stronger team for a few years.
“Now, it looks like it’s a new era where it’s a bit more balanced again and we feel we are progressing at the moment so we have a good opportunity to grab and to change what I call ‘the inconvenient facts’ of the recent years.”