Unai Emery is usually quite forthcoming when it comes to information about his players availability, and how he looks to approach each individual game.
However, as Arsenal prepare to face Wolves in the Premier League tomorrow night, the boss refused to provide any detailed information about potential inclusions or absentees.
The club’s medical team have already revealed that Granit Xhaka is being assessed due to a hip injury, and that Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez will miss out, but beyond that the Spaniard was keeping his counsel.
“We are going to wait,” he said when asked who might be available for the trip to Molineux.
“I am not telling you what our idea is with the players, with the system, with the injured players or the first XI. I want to keep all information to myself for tomorrow. Sorry, I think it’s better for us.”
When it was put to him that he wasn’t normally so secretive, he continued, “Yes but maybe today. It can change sometimes. It’s because maybe I don’t want to be clear on how the players are. I prefer it.
“It’s not you, it’s for our opposition.”
I guess he’s looking for any potential advantage when facing a strong Wolves side who have been impressive this season, while the Gunners have had problems on the road throughout the campaign.
What’s clear though is that we need to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat to Crystal Palace because there’s such little margin for error at this point.