Date: 24th February 2011 at 5:54pm
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The Carling Cup Final managers Arsene Wenger and Alex McLeish have been told that the playing condition of the pitch for Sunday`s final at Wembley Stadium is in top condition for a game of top class football.

Last season there were problems for the final with the state of the itch not making Sir Alex Fergsson very happy and he blamed the surface for Michael Owen`s hamstring injury.

Wembley Stadium managing director Roger Maslin has assured the managers that this season everything is perfect due to a Desso pitch being installed in June last year – a system that uses synthetic grass to reinforce natural grass, and is the preferred surface for many top European clubs.

“For Arsenal who have a Desso surface they will recognise the quality of surface, the lack of divots and the speed of play. It`s in fantastic condition,” Maslin said.

“It`s fundamental to our business plan to have the best possible playing surface, but at the same time it accords with our business plan as a multi-use venue.

“I won`t lose any sleep worrying about how the pitch will play now the changes have been made.”


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