Arsenal showing 'few signs of fatigue' ahead of fixture run

Arsene Wenger says his side is showing few signs of fatigue as they embark on a run of fixtures which will test their hopes of progressing both in Europe and in the Barclays Premier League.

'No complacency' against Napoli, warns Wenger

Arsene Wenger has also warned there can be no complacency against Napoli, who need victory to maintain their own hopes of qualification.

Benitez has a very big experience, is a very intelligent manager so I know he will prepare his team well.

The only way we can counter that is to be at our best and put in a good performance as an average performance will not be good enough.

When you go from Fenerbahce to Dortmund, you are used to these kind of atmospheres and we know how to deal with that.

– Arsene Wenger

Wenger: Stability of Arsena's team 'is so important'

We will (try) to rotate a little bit at times, but never more than two or three players because the stability of the side is so important

When you play so many games, sometimes in one game you have a feeling the legs are a bit tired, but sometimes the game after they surprise you again and everybody has recovered.

At the moment we have a stable squad. In some positions I rotate more than others where the stability is important.

But overall we have no major signs of fatigue medically.

The Napoli game certainly (is decisive) as it is to be in the Champions League or not.

The two other (Premier League) games not definitely as we are five points ahead and overall the (English) championship is a marathon.

– Arsene Wenger

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Wenger: Arsenal showing 'few signs of fatigue'

Arsene Wenger says his side is showing few signs of fatigue as they embark on a run of fixtures which will test their hopes of progressing both in Europe and in the Barclays Premier League.

Arsene Wenger on the touchline at the Emirates Stadium Credit: Press Association

The Gunners are already three points clear at the top of Champions League Group F when they take on Napoli. A draw would be good enough to secure first place and with it seeding for the knockout stage.

The players will have little time to recover when they travel back from Italy directly after the Napoli match before tackling Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime. Arsenal then go into a showdown with Chelsea on December 23.

There is then the north London derby against Tottenham in the FA Cup third round on January 4.