Arsenal boss Wenger insists Wilshere needed rest

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger explained leaving Jack Wilshere out of their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger explained leaving Jack Wilshere out of their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.

Wenger defended his decision not to play Wilshere after the midfielder's long injury lay-off, given the wet and windy conditions.

He said: "I decided that Jack was to be rested today and to not bring him on.

"It's more dangerous to bring him on in weather like that when he's tired. It made sense for him not to play today."

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