Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman told talkSPORT that he feels the key to the club’s success this season is keeping everyone fit.
Arsenal got one over on local rivals Chelsea with a narrow victory in the Community Shield yesterday and Seaman is confident that the club can improve over the coming months, if they keep key players fit and can regularly play their strongest team.
Seaman voiced a concern over Francis Coquelin in terms of who comes into the side to replace him if he’s unavailable at any point.
“I think they have got enough when everybody is fit but, ideally for me, I would love another another central defender and another strong holding midfield player,” he told talkSPORT.
“Coquelin had a great season last season but if he gets injured, then we’re struggling to find another
How does Wenger keep everyone fit?
Squad rotation is the easiest answer, which is ironic considering Seaman feels the side doesn’t have enough in key positions once that first choice player drops out of the team.
Wenger also needs to pay close attention throughout the season in training, to ensure that the methods he’s using aren’t leaving players vulnerable to picking up any slight knocks or issues.
Ultimately, he can improve the depth of his squad with one or two more options but he’s looking as though he’s going to trust the players he already has at the Emirates to win the majority of games over a long season.
Whether that’s the right approach is doubtful and plenty of fans will suggest the Frenchman only has himself to blame if he chooses not to improve the strength and depth of the squad further before the end of this month.