Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has slammed Premier League rivals over their perception of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and his United counterpart, Jose Mourinho have both expressed their pessimistic concerns over the league cup, despite seeing off their opponents in their respective matches.
Guardiola whose side defeated West Brom to advance into the third round of the competition claims that the game was a ‘waste of energy’, while Mourinho also expressed similar concerns as his side beat Burton Albion 4-1, claiming the competition contributes to the squad tiredness as they participate in European competitions.
However, Arsene Wenger has shared different views from that of his league rivals, claiming that no club can sacrifice any competition due to the pressure involved, while he also reiterated effect of the competition on players as they will have to compete in the Fa Cup, Premier League and then Europe which might hamper the physical strength of the squad.
Arsenal defeated Doncaster 1-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup and will have to play West Brom on Monday night before they travel to Belarus where they play in the Europa League.
Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho complained about playing the Europa League as he led his side to the historic win last season but wants the intensity of games in England reduced in order to help teams participating in European competitions.