Wenger confident of Gunners Olympiakos win despite weakend team

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger trusts that the squad he has taken to Olympiakos will be good enough to win in the Champions League, Metro reports.

Wenger elected to give Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott and Alex Song a rest and leave them in London for the final Champions League tie. The Gunners have already secured qualification to the knockout phases of the tournament and have the flexibility to mix their squad. Wenger insists that his side will go to Athens for the win and not to just to make up the numbers.

Only two of the starting XI from the weekend’s 4-0 win at Wigan are in the 18 man party, but Wenger is unconcerned with his squad and believes they have the ability to ensure the club are unbeaten in the competition.

The Frenchman said: ‘It is not who we left at home, it is who will play who is important. We are unbeaten and want to continue our run and also to be respectful of everybody else in the group. We have a moral responsibility to play to win. It is true some players do not play as many games, but they will be even more motivated to show they deserve to play’.

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