By Matt Fortune
Arsène Wenger has explained his decision not to start 22-goal striker Emmanuel Adebayor at Bolton on Saturday.
The Gunners have struggled in front of goal recently, but Wenger insists that the array of talent available to him in that department is capable of firing the Club to success come May. It is just a case of keeping them all in optimum condition.
"I had one striker who needed games,
Robin van Persie, and one who needed to be rested," said
Wenger. "[Adebayor] looked a bit jaded recently and he played
a game in midweek. I knew I could not rest him at all in the next
three games. He is important to me.
"I believe that Bendtner can give a lot but he played a big game as well on Wednesday night. He had a good first half but after that he tired."