Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has suggested that he could make changes to his side ahead of their encounter with Arsenal on Sunday.
The Dutchman was speaking to the media on Friday, as reported by Sky Sports, and revealed that allowing his players time to recover is key this season.
With United having a congested fixture list due to their commitments in Europe and with domestic cup competitions, Van Gaal was keen to stress the importance of rotation within his squad to ensure that his players remain fresh for the remainder of the campaign.
However, the counter-argument is that he may well risk disturbing their momentum after they went top of the Premier League table last weekend following their win over Sunderland coupled with Manchester City’s second loss in as many games following their 4-1 capitulation against Tottenham.
Arsene Wenger will be desperate to secure a positive result after his side were left disappointed following their midweek loss to Olympiakos in the Champions League, and he will arguably be buoyed by the suggestion that United will rest certain players.
Nevertheless, Van Gaal is unlikely to make wholesale changes and so it remains to be seen whether or not the Gunners can take anything from the encounter with the momentum certainly with the visitors.