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UEFA settle on major decision that could dent Arsenal’s Champions League hope amid Mikel Arteta claim

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The Gunners expectations of completing in the main four this season might have taken a significant mark following UEFA’s choice to hand Spurs a 3-0 loss to Rennes

UEFA’s choice to remove Spurs from the Europa Conference League could have significant repercussions for the Gunners.

A flood in sure Covid-19 cases implied that Spurs couldn’t play their last gathering stage game against Rennes recently, with Spurs endeavors to reschedule the match likewise unhinging.

Presently, UEFA have conveyed their decision on the game, delivering an explanation that affirmed Tottenham would relinquish the match 3-0.

The assertion read: “Following a few positive instances of COVID-19 that were recognized from players and staff of Tottenham the 2021/2022 UEFA Europa Conference League game between Tottenham and Rennais – booked to be played on 9 December 2021 in London, United Kingdom – couldn’t be played.

“The matter was submitted to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, for a choice to be taken as per Annex J of the Regulations of the UEFA Europa Conference League (2021/2022 Season).

“In view of the Article 30 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and given the pressing conditions of the matter, the impromptu administrator of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body alluded the case to the Appeals Body.

“The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body took the accompanying choice: To pronounce the 2021/2022 UEFA Europa Conference League game between Spurs and Rennais that was at first planned to be played on 9 December 2021, as relinquished by Tottenham who is consequently considered to have lost the coordinate 0-3 as per Annex J.3.1 to the Regulations of the UEFA Europa Conference League (2021/2022 Season).”

Conte’s side are at present only seven points behind their rivals while flaunting three games close by, with the absence of European football making it simpler to play those installations before long.

Notwithstanding having the advantage of playing just once most weeks, Arteta conceded that it was excruciating seeing the Gunners’ opponents in contest with other top sides in Europe.

Talking back in September, Mikel Arteta said: “It harms a ton over the most recent couple of days to put TV in and see those groups there (the Champions League), and not see the Gunners there.

“It was agonizing. 100%. I would rather not be staying there with the Gunners out of those contests.”

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