By Nick Teale
Arsène Wenger says that the Arsenal team that plays against Legia Warsaw on Saturday will not necessarily be the side that lines-up against Liverpool next weekend.
The Gunners have travelled to Poland for their final pre-season friendly but Wenger is without some first-team players and the manager says his selection for the match won't reflect his thinking ahead of the trip to Anfield.
"The team who plays tomorrow is not necessarily the team who will start in the Premier League," he said. "We have some players, like Arshavin, who have a small muscular problem and we miss Van Persie, Fabregas, Song and Diaby who have not travelled."
The Frenchman also remains doubtful that Arsenal's two World Cup finalists will be ready in time to travel to Merseyside next weekend.
"Both of them will be short," he said. "Don't forget that Fabregas came back yesterday but on Monday he travels to Mexico with Spain to play an international friendly on Wednesday afternoon.
"So they will come back Thursday afternoon or Friday without any training. I do not know who will be in the squad or not yet. Mentally it is a huge demand to go to the World Cup Final and three weeks later be completely ready again.
"But they are focused and I will see what is the need of the squad."