Arteta was asked at his press conference whether he stood by the comments he made on Wednesday. And he insisted his opinion had not changed, explaining more in depth his reason for complaining.
He said: “I do [stand by the comments] because I’m talking about the Premier League and I heard some comments about when you’re in Europe it’s nothing new, it’s nothing new to me, but I’m not comparing Europe, I’m comparing the Premier League and how we’re scheduling games in the Premier League.
“When you’re in Europe it’s a different story, what I’m comparing is the Premier League and it’s very different. We’re the only team that’s been scheduled like that and I’m not talking again about Europe because some of those teams are not going to be involved in Europe.”
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