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Hull not interested in Wenger complaints

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Hull boss Phil Brown claims Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger should have no complaints about having to play three games this week.

Wenger hit out over his side's Barclays Premier League fixture schedule after being held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley, which came three days after a trip to Liverpool and with another game against Hull to come at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Hull, in contrast, have not had to play in midweek, but Brown said: "If you ask any player, I was the same, games are the most important. They are the best way to keep fit. I think players just want to play."

He added: "We have had a free time of it, so everyone tells me - but as far as we are concerned it has been nose to the grindstone after a great clean sheet against Blackburn.

"The Premier League is physiologically brutal. It does take its toll, there is no doubt about that.

"Rest and recuperation is key but at the end of the day we have got our preparation to do for a big game on Saturday.

"I have looked at the size of squads. We are probably trading at around the third or fourth smallest squad in the Premier League.

"Wolves - topical this week - is one of the smallest and Bolton and Birmingham are below us. But in the top half some of these teams can boast 50 or 60 players.

"With that in mind I can't see any problem with two or three games in a week."

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