Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s coach has emptied his mind on how painful it is seeing his team’s counterparts in English Premier League competing with other big clubs across Europe.
The coach said that he wants his players to use that as motivation.
The Gunner’s rivals Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City all partake in the current Champions League.
Arsenal have however, missed out on the Europa league, one among others organised by UEFA which ranked second to Champions league.
Arsenal have not competed in the Champions League for five successive years.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said: ‘It hurts a lot in the last few days to put TV on and see those teams there, and not see Arsenal there.”
Arteta averted attention of the players to the type of game to expect against Burnley at Turf Moor this weekend.
Arteta stated: “It will be a completely different game to the one against Norwich,”
He added: “Where they want to take the game, we will have to try to avoid that as much as possible and do the opposite thing.”
“This is one of the toughest places to go in the Premier League. We know how tough it is to go to Burnley. We know the game to expect there.”