Arsene Wenger says that perhaps the best defensive weapon Arsenal have ahead of their game against Man City tomorrow is to attack.
The home side possess a strong array of attacking talent, and while the Arsenal defence has been solid so far this season domestically, the manager thinks keeping the ball away from the likes of Sergio Aguero may be the most effective strategy.
“We need a strong defensive performance,” he said, “and maybe the best way to do that is to attack, for us to have the ball and not allow them to have their flow.
“We like to score goals, we like to go forward, but City can do that as well. Pellegrini is an offensive manager, I am as well, so you should see interesting things on the offensive level.”
Despite some concerns over the lack of recovery time after Napoli, Wenger isn’t complaining. Indeed, he’s looking at it from a positive point view.
Speaking about the fixtures, Wenger said, “To be completely honest, if you give the opportunity, I would not do it like that, but I do not complain.
It is not an excuse. We have the fixtures we have. We have an opportunity to show we can deal with it, that we have the mental strength to deal with it.”
“We play early, have an opportunity to go from five points ahead to eight and it is fantastic. We have to look at it like that.