Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Wenger: Sky Help Chelsea but Never Did It for Us

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Wenger: Sky Help Chelsea but Never Did It for Us

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Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent

ARSENE WENGER believes Arsenal have never benefited from the same help that Chelsea have received from the Premier League and television companies in their bid to win the Champions League.

This weekend's match between the Gunners and Hull was moved from Saturday to Sunday in a swap with the Blues' fixture against Sunderland in a bid to give Jose Mourinho's side extra time to recover before next Tuesday's European semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid.

Both matches will be shown on Sky. While Wenger insists the change is not disruptive to Arsenal's pursuit of a topfour finish, the Gunners boss criticised the "irrational" choices made by television companies when selecting matches for live broadcast.

Asked by Standard Sport whether Arsenal received any assistance in their own Champions League campaigns, Wenger said: "We never got any help on that front. Never.

"There is no written rule. …

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