Arsène Wenger feels that his current Arsenal squad is the most egalitarian of his time at the Club.
In midfield we have plenty of quality players who you can rotate easily without really feeling, ‘today we are weaker’Arsène Wenger
Wenger feels that the level of quality is consistent right across the first-team group, particularly in one key area.
“Yes [this is my most egalitarian squad], certainly in midfield,” he told Arsenal Player. “In midfield we have plenty of quality players who you can rotate easily without really feeling, ‘today we are weaker’.
“We have fantastic players in midfield and it always allows us to keep what we call the ‘engine’ of the team fresh.
“It is a real team effort. Maybe because every player in his position has a strong personality as well - you have that feeling.
“I would say purely on the football front it's true that we only have excellent players in every position and that allows you to have different types of teams that can really be efficient.”
Some would argue that Mesut Ozil is Arsenal’s most high-profile player, but Wenger insists the German star does not have any sense of ego.
“He is a first of all a team player,” he said. “And also a football servant with the fact that he always does what the game wants and he has a big respect for the game. That's the brand of a real top-level player.”Copyright 2014 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 16 Jan 2014