Mikel Arteta: Arsenal boss calls for Premier League protection against ‘difficult’ schedule

Mikel Arteta during Arsenal v Manchester City
Arsenal dropped to 2nd in the Premier League immediately after getting rid of to Manchester City on Wednesday

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has urged the Premier League to defend golf equipment from “very hard” turnarounds amongst games.

Arteta’s aspect lost 3-1 to title rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

The Gunners will be back in league action just 63 hours soon after the defeat when they consider on Aston Villa in Saturday’s 12:30pm slot.

“There are sure guidelines with the Champions League,” Arteta explained.

“When you are enjoying on Wednesday evening and then you are unable to engage in [on Saturday lunchtime]. So I believe that should really utilize to any competition.”

In 2020, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised broadcasters for inserting a Premier League game on a Saturday lunchtime right after a Champions League game on Wednesday.

The rules were being altered in 2021 to avert Champions League clubs from taking part in in the Premier League’s early Saturday slot.

“Pursuing the exact theory, I think you are speaking physiologically, that is quite challenging to switch all-around on that period of time to get the most effective end result and decrease the injury risk for gamers,” Arteta stated forward of Saturday’s game at Villa Park.

“They place the routine the way they did. It truly is a little bit uncommon, but it really is what it is.

“It is not about becoming anxious or not worried. We have to perform. I want the players to be in the very best possible state of mind and bodily prepared to get that obstacle likely.”

Arsenal dropped to next in the Premier League immediately after Wednesday’s defeat, but they have a game in hand over City, who guide only by goal difference.

Pep Guardiola’s aspect take to the pitch just two-and-a-50 % hours just after Arsenal on Saturday when they play Nottingham Forest at 15:00 GMT.

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