Mikel Arteta avoids punishment for Arsenal game but TV schedule will change

Mikel Arteta rages at Premier League and TV executives amid Arsenal fixture congestion – with just 72 hours of break between next week’s Chelsea vs Man Utd clash

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Mikel Arteta will not face any action because his words are over Arsenal fixed congestion.

And from next season, Premier League the managers won the game that started at lunchtime on Saturday in Champions League weekly. Arteta is furious with the Premier League for rescheduling their London derby with Chelsea next month on Wednesday night less than 72 hours before they entertain Manchester United live on Saturday lunchtime during the BT Sport match.

Arsenal faced the same problem this week losing Liverpool on Wednesday they had to visit Aston Villa at lunchtime on Saturday and Arteta couldn’t contain his anger. It comes after Arsenal represent both the Premier League and Sky ahead of their rescheduled match against Chelsea on April 20.

The Gunners want to meet Chelsea on Tuesday, April 19, to give them more time to recuperate ahead of what could be an intense game against United in the battle for fourth place while their previous game was at Southampton is on Saturday, April 16.

Arteta teared up: “Thank you so much Premier League for doing that. And they did it again when we had to play Chelsea and Manchester United. So if they want to give them any advantage, I say to them today: ‘Thank you very much for doing that’. “It’s always BT, it’s Sky, it’s this, it’s that. But the one affected is Arsenal and the only thing I care about [about] and we care [about] is Arsenal. And for Arsenal it’s not fair.”

The Premier League has had to postpone dozens of matches this season due to Covid-19 postponement, Arsenal’s match against Chelsea was postponed because the Blues attended the Club World Cup last month.

Mikel Arteta is worried about Arsenal’s schedule but next season will be better

Incredibly, Arsenal only had three games in the whole of February and also failed to qualify for the European Cup while they did not participate in domestic competitions. The North London derby was postponed in January after Arsenal reported just one case of Covid in their team and Sky have yet to reschedule that match as they want to wait until the end of the season as it could be a game-changer. other top designations.

But despite Arteta’s strong words, the Premier League will not act and it is not within the jurisdiction of the Football Association. The fact that broadcasters pay billions of dollars for TV rights could remind clubs before future shareholder meetings that they voted for the deal and happily took the cash.

But there will be a change from next season as BT Sport has pledged that when Premier League teams take on the Champions League on Wednesday night, they will not be playing live at lunchtime on Saturday. . BT Sport have instead agreed to move their Saturday game to a 19:45 pm time slot when the teams had played in Europe the previous Wednesday to give them more time to recover.

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