The last few days have not been good for Arteta and Arsenal as they lost 2-0 to Liverpool and their streak of 4 games, 4 wins was also halted. Although they did have a few bright spots, like the absolute gem of a performance by Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard.
They now face Aston Villa again at Villa Park on March 19. In response to this overload, Arteta sarcastically thanked the EFA for this overload.
“Thank you to the Premier League,” exclaims Arteta
Arteta, who confirmed the club had addressed the Premier League issue, said: “Many thanks to the Premier League for that. And they did it again when we had to play against Chelsea and Manchester United. So if you want to give them an advantage, today I say to them, ‘Thank you very much.’
“Don’t worry, the players will be there full of energy on Saturday. They’ll eat and sleep well, but thank you to the Premier League for setting up the games like this. Very, very helpful.”
“It’s not fair. It’s not fair what they’ve done. It’s always ‘it’s BT, it’s Sky, it’s this, it’s that – but the one who’s affected is Arsenal and the only one what interests me and we care is Arsenal, and it’s not fair for Arsenal.”
While musing that it would be a common occurrence if they qualified for UCL next season, Arteta also said. I know that the only chance we have is to win an insane amount of football games because our opponents are winning an insane amount of football games. We’ve been driving each other insane for the last few years. It makes each game harder, you can enjoy that, but you have to be ready for the intensity.
“We’re in a good moment, in a good mood,” confirms Arteta
“I don’t think it’s a problem for a human being to focus on what you’re doing every three days, but then comes the physical part. We’re not fighting City, we’re going to play City in three or four weeks and we’ll give them a decent fight then, but other than that we’re in a good moment, in a good mood, but we know that’s the only way we can really do it to dig deep.”
Arsenal have a lot of work to do if they are to maintain their 4th place in the Premier League table, which would secure the Gunners a place in the UCL for the first time since 2016 when they lost to Barcelona.
The Gunners have been the beneficiaries of a very relaxed gameplay so far in 2022, only playing more than a game a few times in a week – when they were able to take part in both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-finals, where they were also beaten overall by the Reds .
However, now they have to schedule two more games to catch up with their rivals’ matches for Champions League places and with their games chosen to be televised he is unhappy with the gap between kick-offs.
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