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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hits out at unfair Tottenham advantage ahead of Mourinho clash

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hit out at Tottenham’s unfair advantage heading into next weekend’s north London derby. Both clubs are in Europa League action three days before their clash at the Emirates Stadium on March 14.

Arsenal and Tottenham were both drawn away in their first legs but that would mean they both play at home on the same night a week later.

UEFA insisted that the clash was a safety concern, despite no fans being present, and have switched Tottenham’s fixtures around.

Jose Mourinho’s side will host Dinamo Zagreb next Thursday, while Arsenal make the long trip to Athens to take on Olympiacos.

However, Arteta is not happy that his team are the ones who have to trek across Europe.

“Unfortunately it’s not going to change,” Arteta said. “We can raise our voices and we should do that because we want to have two teams playing in equal conditions.

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“But I’m fully focused on the job that I have to do here, which we have a lot to do, and I’m really enjoying it.

“Today and tomorrow I’m the manager of Arsenal Football Club and I’m really enjoying it and I want to do much better than what we’ve done.”



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