Arsène Wenger says he will rotate his team in every game of the busy festive period.
Arsenal are four points clear at the top of the Premier League but face a hectic schedule with seven matches before the turn of the year.
I try to limit the number because I do not want to disrupt the balance of the team, so I do that in every single gameArsène Wenger
Wenger is confident his squad have the resources to cope with the demands of the fixture list, but he will make minor adjustments for each game.
“I rotate considering the level of fatigue,” he said. “We have some indications - my eyes, some objective data and as well some positions where it's more demanding on the physical front than others.
“We have so many games that in some positions I will have to change; the full-back position is one that is very demanding. Central defence is a little bit less demanding on the physical side, it's more on the concentration side.
“When you play so many games of that intensity, we expect to lose one or two players. In every single game I [will rotate]. I try to limit the number because I do not want to disrupt the balance of the team, so I do that in every single game.”Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source