I dont think wenger will play the proper first team in any of the carling cup games, he uses the games as a trail and doesn't seem to care about the consequences.
Also the team against wba contained mainly first team squad players rather than the youth that we saw against rotheram. As he says it will depend on fixtures and injuries but I dont think he'll ever play people like henry, vieria, campbell, pires. I dont think its worth it with what else is at stake.
Well, since we've got to the semi-finals we might as well try and win the bloody thing, which means playing a stronger team. Last night some of the players did wel, others - not so, but we also had a bit of luck - WBA missed some good chances and gifted us a second goal. So we won, but it wasn't easy like the Wolves game. If we get Spudz or Chelski (they have to go through first, currently losing 0-1 at Villa) we shold definitely field a team, predominantly consisting of regulars. I mean, last night it wasn't only "the kids" - we had quite a few experienced people in the side. The Cossacks and spudz have been fielding strong teams throughout the competition, so it's time we did that as well. After all, the prize is a trip to Cardiff and, regardless of it being the Carling Cup, a Final is still a Final. It was only a few years ago that people were still talking the League Cup seriously and everyone was well over the moon when we last won it back in 93 anyway.