Do Arsenal NEED to win the League Cup to boost confidence?

The following question was asked of Arsene Wenger following the 3-3 draw at home to Fulham. “Arsene, why do Arsenal seem so fragile this season?”

Wenger obviously not liking this question replied that he didn’t share that opinion, but then added that on the day Arsenal were defensively fragile.

On Tuesday Arsenal led their Champions League game at Schalke by two goals, only to allow the Germans to regain the initiative with a goal right on half time. Schalke equalized in the second half, with Arsenal having to thank Mannone for preventing a worse scoreline. Things were not much better at the weekend with Arsenal once again squandering a two goal lead, this time against a Fulham team which had failed to win on 20 previous visits to north London.

Wenger – I want to win against Manchester City

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is going to put his Cup policy of playing young players to rest in this week’s match against Manchester City. The Frenchman declared that he wants to win the match so he will still use some of the team’s important players even though he usually used only young inexperienced players.

“We are reliant on Robin, of course, because he scores many goals. That’s what you want from your strikers.

“Against City, I will certainly play some players who have played less. But still we will try to have a good mixture between young players and experience so we have a good chance to win the game.