By Declan Taylor

Arsène Wenger will not consider Saturday’s Old Trafford trip when he makes his selection on Wednesday night.

The Gunners’ second leg against Celtic will end a run of four games in the season’s opening 11 days. But, even though  they face Manchester United on Saturday, the manager is not thinking about rotation.

Speaking at Tuesday’s press conference, Wenger once again outlined the importance of Champions League qualification and insisted he is taking nothing for granted against Tony Mowbray’s side, despite their 2-0 aggregate advantage.

“I rest players who I feel need a rest without considering the game after,” Wenger declared.

“My target is to win tomorrow’s game, it’s a massive game for us and after that we will see what we do for the weekend.

“I will not rotate as a result of the Man United game [I would only rotate] because when a player is very tired and you have a player who is very fresh you play the player who is very fresh because he will be better.

“But some players who have played many, many games if I feel they need a rest I’ll do it.”

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25 Aug 2009