To be fair that negligence stemmed from our appalling squad building. Despite Wenger's insistence to the contrary in public, he knew our squad beyond the first XI was generally awful, hence his tendency to overplay our best players and refusal to let them rest at times. Who was even Sanchez's back up at the time? Wenger felt that we would be unable to get a result without X or Y player playing and he was usually right. On the flip side, that practice of his cost us on two fronts, injuries to first team players by overworking them and our squad players performing below their usual low standards because footballers need occasional game time to stay fresh and on top of their game. I think Emery is slightly better in that regard when it comes to rotating players to keep them fresh but still has a way to go. Ramsey disappeared for months, Elneny is nowhere to be found and he ran Torreira into the ground before January.