Arsene Wenger has hinted that he might rest players for the visit of Southampton on Saturday.
Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign on Tuesday with a trip to Paris St Germain, the top seeds in the group.
Wenger believes he has a squad big enough to rest players, with Alexis Sanchez surely the likeliest candidate?
“At the top level of competition now you don’t have enough time to practice. There are lots of competitions,” Wenger said.
“Maybe we’ll rest a few because we have a game on Tuesday but when you have a big squad it is easy.”
Wenger also praised the qualities of Arsenal’s two newest signings:
“We were earlier than expected on the two deals with a quick turnaround on Saturday morning.
“Mustafi is a young centre-back and already has experience.
“Lucas Perez is an interesting striker who can score goals but can also provide assists. He has some interesting qualities.”
Wenger says he hasn't decided what part Mustafi and Perez will play on Saturday.
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) September 9, 2016