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Arsene Wenger to name unchanged side for Marseille game

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still celebrating the Gunners fantastic win over Chelsea on Saturday, and he has admitted that he is finding it hard to find a reason to rotate a winning side. Arsenal have won eight of their last nine games and Wenger wants to keep that momentum going in tonight’s Champions League tie against Marseille.

He said: “Ten points would guarantee our qualification but it would not guarantee first place in the group,”

“You want to finish as high as possible but the first step is to qualify. It will be a difficult game against Marseille so let’s be cautious, prepare well and be completely focused.”

“I am tempted to remain with the team from Chelsea,” Wenger continued. “Sometimes, if you take a team on a roll, there is no need to change it, although you can defend any policy. When a team is on a positive experience, why not? That is what I have to decide.”

With a home game against a mis-firing West Brom next Saturday there will be room to rest players before the international break, so it makes sense for Wenger to ensure qualification for the knockout stages before making changes to a winning formula.