Not an issue

Arsene Wenger has been speaking about Arsenal’s game against Chelsea just after their Europa League fixture – and claims it will be no issue for the club, who are used to having European fixtures to deal with when it comes to managing their Premier League obligations to boot.

The game against Chelsea is one of the most vital for Arsenal over the course of a season, and three points would mark a huge coup for the club and Wenger, who is once again under pressure from the media and fans, despite signing a new deal in the summer.

The Express report Wenger said: “It is a good opportunity to show we can cope.

“[Last season] we played on Wednesday night in Barcelona and against Everton on Saturday morning.

“It is a preconceived idea, football is down to how you perform on the day. Three days is plenty of time to recover.”

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