Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said on BBC Radio 5 live (9:30pm, November 8, 2020) that he supports Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp regarding the use of five substitutes in the Premier League this season.
Following the Premier League game between City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening, both Guardiola and Klopp urged the use of five and not three substitutes this season due to concerns over players’ welfare.
As quoted on Goal.com, the former Barcelona boss said that after the full-time whistle, he and Klopp spoke about five substitutes, adding that “it is a disaster” that teams are not able to make five changes.
Goal.com has also quoted Klopp as saying that it is “a necessity” to use five substitutes this season.
Arsenal were in action later on Sunday, and following their defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium, Arteta backed Guardiola and Klopp in their stance.
Arteta said on BBC Radio 5 live (9:30pm, November 8, 2020) when asked about Guardiola and Klopp’s comments: ”Thomas Partey is injured. I support the five substitutes rule but I’m also for the possibility of having 20 players in the squad, but that’s…