Wenger: Why I played Santos against Olympiakos

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed why he played Brazilian full-back Andre SantosĀ in the match against Olympiakos in the Champions League.
The left-back ended up getting a serious ankle injury prompting many to voice their concern at why Wenger played our only fit natural full-back in essentially a game worth nothing to the gunners.
Wenger said on the situation:
I took a gamble because I did not want to be accused of just throwing the game away and I felt that therefore you needed a solid defence. I wanted to be fair to the competition.
Analysing him he came [into the squad] later and played less games than the others, and that’s why I played him. But I had a long hesitation before I picked him, believe me.
I felt he was a bit tired in the game before, and he had problems fin...

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