The manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, has pleaded with the Premier League to shield teams from “extremely difficult” turnarounds between games.
Wednesday night in the Premier League, Arteta’s team suffered a 3-1 defeat to championship rivals Manchester City.
The Arsenal will play Aston Villa at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, just 63 hours after their loss, to return to league action.
The Champions League follows a set of rules, according to Arteta.
When you are scheduled to perform on Wednesday night but are unable to perform the following Saturday at noon. That ought to be the case for any competition, in my opinion.
Juergen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, criticized broadcasters in 2020 for scheduling a Premier League game on Saturday lunchtime after a Champions League match on Wednesday.
In 2021, the regulations were modified to forbid Champions League clubs from competing during the early Saturday Premier League time slot.
Yet earlier this year, on September 14 and 15, City had a similar turnaround, hosting Borussia Dortmund before playing Wolves at Molineux the next day at 12.30 p.m.
Arteta said before Saturday’s game at Villa Park: “Using the same idea, I suppose you are talking physiologically, it is extremely tough to turn around on that period to obtain the greatest outcome and reduce the danger of damage for players.”
The schedule was set up in the manner that it was. Even though it is a little strange, it is what it is.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re concerned or not. Playtime is required. To start the challenge off, I want the participants to be in the best mental and physical shape possible.