• Manager calls for more recovery time for teams in Europe
  • ‘It’s not about Pep or myself, it’s about the wellbeing of players’

Mikel Arteta has echoed Pep Guardiola in criticising the fixture schedule that meant Arsenal had to play only 48 hours after flying back from Munich before the 2-0 win over Wolves that allowed his team to reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

Arsenal stayed over in Germany, after Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, to help recuperate before their challenging trip to Molineux to face a Wolves side who had a week’s rest since their last game.

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