Arsene Wenger says Jurgen Klopp’s rotation policy means it’s difficult for him to predict Liverpool’s line-up for tomorrow night, as he considers which defensive system to use.
The Gunners have used a back four in recent games, but given the Mugsmashers offensive potency the return of Shkodran Mustafi could see the manager shift to three central defenders.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Wenger said, “I believe that Liverpool is very good going forward so you need overall a good defensive performance.
“I have to analyse that well and you have to guess a little bit who will play. It is not always the same – it depends on their personnel.
“They have plenty of offensive players and looking at them recently, they have changed a lot their teams so it is difficult to guess.
“The fact we are adaptable to both systems means it will be down to me to make the decision.
“Do we play in a four or a three or a five? I have some more time to think about that.”
Wenger’s other decision is who will play at left back or left wing-back, Sead Kolasinac or Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Or Nacho Monreal. Or David Ospina.
We’re kidding about the last one. Mostly.