Mikel Arteta claims Tottenham given unfair advantage in North London derby

Mikel Arteta has claimed Tottenham have been given an unfair advantage forward of the North London derby.

UEFA have reversed Tottenham ’s Europa League ties with Dinamo Zagreb as a result of their North London neighbours had been drawn at house on the identical night time.

It signifies that Tottenham might be at house subsequent Thursday, three days forward of the North London derby whereas Arsenal face a gruelling journey to Athens to play Olympiacos.

The determination has baffled and angered Arsenal supporters as a result of followers will not be allowed into stadiums anyway however UEFA insisted it was a security subject and Arteta says Arsenal should use the sense of injustice to fireplace themselves up.

Mikel Arteta has complained about Tottenham’s unfair advantage

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Gunners boss Arteta stated: “Unfortunately it’s not going to vary. We can increase our voices and we should always do this as a result of we need to have two groups enjoying in equal situations.

“But the choice has been made and that’s it. I don’t need to use one little bit of excuse going in the direction of that recreation saying ‘oh, they’ve an advantage’. So no, in all probability I’ll use that to take it in our advantage. And that’s it.”

Arteta has additionally stated that Arsenal plan to debate a brand new take care of Alexandre Lacazette with the Gunners striker a goal for Monaco this summer season together with his present deal working down in the direction of the ultimate 12 months.

“He’s bought a contract with us. He performed rather well the opposite week. It’s precisely what we demand him to do. I’m actually pleased with him and the discussions about his contract will occur quickly and we’ll see what occurs,” stated Arteta.

Meanwhile, Arteta has admitted he has been flattered by hyperlinks to the Barcelona job amid forthcoming elections on the Nou Camp – however insists he’s having fun with his time at Arsenal.

Arteta added: “There is at all times going to hypothesis when there are elections in Barcelona. It’s an enormous crew. Obviously I used to be raised there as a participant they usually’re at all times going to be linked. I’m absolutely centered on the job that I’ve to do right here, and now we have so much to do. I’m actually having fun with it.

“Today and tomorrow, I’m the supervisor of Arsenal Football Club, and I’m actually having fun with it. I need to do a lot better than what we have finished.”

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