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Arsenal midfielder Arteta fumes over Man City advantage

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is upset with the lead up to their crunch clash with Manchester City.

Arsenal only arrived back in London at 4am yesterday after their Champions League defeat at Napoli. City have had an extra 24 hours to prepare for the 12.45pm kick-off following their 3-2 win against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

And Arteta said: "I don't understand why we play against Everton on Sunday afternoon, play in Naples on Wednesday evening, get back at 4am and then play again early on Saturday in Manchester.

"Our preparation for the game will just be about recovery. It's not ideal because they will be ready for us as they rested seven players in Munich.

"We have to be ready, no excuses. We want to win there and we have to be prepared."

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