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Wenger - What the youngsters will learn from that

It was a challenging night for us on Wednesday as we had to dig deep to beat Doncaster Rovers to progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Arsene Wenger handed first-team debuts to the Josh Willock and Josh DaSilva, while Reiss Nelson made his full debut, and the boss says they will all learn from the experience.

“[They’ll have found out about] the intensity of the game,” he told Arsenal Player. “That the quality of the decision-making has to be spot on, and especially the quality of your concentration. 

“They showed all qualities but sometimes they were surprised by a lack of concentration. At that level, you cannot afford that. 

“Overall, there are positives in it because they’ve shown a good level, but tactically they still have to adjust to the intensity of that.

“Overall, in the first half we played very well. We started very well with a quick flow in our game, good passing and good movement. Slowly we lost our way a little bit and couldn’t score the second goal. 

“In the second half we missed a few opportunities and it was always open in the end. It was important not to make a mistake. We looked like we lacked a bit of competition in the second half. 

“We had some tired legs and then our level went a little bit. Overall we managed to win the game without conceding a goal, and that is positive.”

 

 

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