Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rest Wojciech Szczesny over mental concerns

Posted by - March 13, 2013 - Arsenal, Champions League

Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny will be rested from tonight’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich due to concerns about his mental state, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

The Poland international will not feature as the Gunners attempt to some how turn around a 3-1 deficit from the first leg.

Wenger explained: “He has played many games since the start of the season and recently I felt that mentally it affected him. That is why I have rested him”.

He added: “It is his second season only in the Premier League and he has played many games.

“Some of our players have played many, many games since the start of the season. That is why you have a big squad and you sometimes rotate the players.”