Walker motivated by EFL Cup final showdown with Arsenal


"The whole team is playing good football".

When asked about resting players, Wenger told the press: "I always try to find the team who can win the next game".

Petr Cech, signed from rivals Chelsea three seasons ago, is widely regarded as the club's number one goalkeeper and generally starts all of the club's Premier League fixtures. The United manager said before last night's game that had United lost in Seville, they would have done so "with dignity, with fair play".

Wenger's side have reached the last-32 of Europe's second-tier club competition, where they face Ostersunds in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday having won 3-0 in the first leg. In his first 10 full seasons at Arsenal, Wenger collected 161 points against teams that finished in the top six in each respective season. This season Ospina has started 10 games, all in the cups, while Matt Macey also faced Norwich City in the League Cup and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

Arsenal have breezed through their Europa League campaign so far, while the Premier League has been a bit more of a struggle.

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"It is one of the priorities that we have but there is a long way to go", he said of a competition that still boasts the likes of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan as potential future opponents.

The England worldwide was involved in the North London derby on numerous occasions as he played 229 matches for Tottenham in eight years at the club before sealing a move to Premier League rivals City in August.

"There's no doubt in my mind that he's such a tremendous player but I think he is an easy prey if things aren't going so well. You just get a sense inside you and you have to go".

"Ozil was in bed Monday and Tuesday". I would certainly have used him, but because he was sick he will have to work hard tomorrow and will not be involved.

If Ospina impresses in the next two matches, perhaps Wenger will consider selecting him in the Premier League as Arsenal look to claw back fourth spot.