Arsene Wenger has revealed that the training sessions at Arsenal are almost as elaborate or more than what is expected of them in the match the ensuing day.
The Arsenal manager has previously been chastised for his training methods, stating that his archaic means lead to a lot of injuries, which was evident in the first half of the season when the Gunners had to make without almost their entire midfield at times.
Mesut Ozil was out with a knee problem for more than four months, while Mikel Arteta, who was suffering from a calf problem since November, is yet to make his comeback.
However, the Frenchman is unperturbed by the claims and insists that these methods give him an insight into the mentality of the players and whether they are ready to carry the responsibility in the game the coming day.
The manager revealed that there are days when the team is completely out of sync and need to be worked on for better results. He also stressed on the importance of having all the players ready for the session, as a couple of underprepared players can ruin the intensity of the entire contingent.
"The general plan is to play in training like you do in the game, or even harder. But some days you have to ease off completely and not have the intensity because you need to recover after games. But basically you need to give the players the same intensity that they will face in a game," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"Even the day before a game you can think to yourself, 'That intensity is absolutely amazing, the players are ready to go out tomorrow and perform at that level'.
"The team always gives you a vibe in training, like a weather forecast. Sometimes you think, 'Yes, that's right, they are there'.
"Or other times you think, 'Nope, they have switched off, they'll have to work on their concentration otherwise they will have a disillusion on Saturday'.
"It's never set though, you always have to adjust it a little bit because every day you face a different problem. Sometimes its physical, sometimes it's the concentration levels, sometimes it's the harmony within the side.
"Sometimes it could be one or two players who are disillusioned. These can all pull the energy levels down so you always have to correct and adjust things to get it right for the next game," he concluded.