Arsene Wenger Fires Back at Jose Mourinho Over Alexandre Lacazette Remarks

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his rotation policy, stating he does what is in the best interest of the club, not the player's national teams.

Petit feels Arsenal are capable of challenging for a top-four finish, with there plenty of positives to take from their last Premier League outing against Manchester United despite suffering a 3-1 defeat.

Arsenal will end their UEFA Europa League Group Stage campaign when play hosts to BATE Borisov at the Emirates on Thursday, in what is a dead rubber for them, with top spot already secured in Group H. Ahead of the Matchday 6 tie, Arsene Wenger confirmed that he has no major problems in his squad. He had a test on Friday morning and we were not sure he would play. Yet Lacazette played the full 90 minutes and scored the Gunners' only goal. What did you want me to do?

The Arsenal boss insisted he is always honest and maintained that he thought the France global striker would not be fit to start.

"The truth is Eric Bailly, no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance, [Marouane] Fellaini a chance, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] a big chance and [Nemanja] Matic is injured but will play for sure".

When Wenger was quizzed on his comments, he fired back at Mourinho and asked whether he expected him to "leave him [Lacazette] at home".

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Wenger has made mass changes throughout the competition, handing valuable game time to the likes of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud.

We're hoping this is just the start, and as the season goes on, and the pressure builds there will be loads of fireworks between these highly talented coaches.

"It's not ideal", he added.

'In the second half, I saw a great Arsenal team on the pitch - they showed fantastic character and personality.

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