José Mourinho’s men have been handed an apparent advantage ahead of their North-London derby on Sunday March 14th and it’s all thanks to Arsenal.
Tottenham’s Europa League fixture with Dinamo Zagreb has been reversed after UEFA acted and said two teams are not allowed to play in same city on same night reports the Daily Mail.
As a result Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham will stay in the UK and play their match on home soil while Arsenal must travel to and from Greece just days ahead of the North-London derby.
The Gunners were prioritised by UEFA because they won last season’s FA Cup, so their fixtures with Olympiacos remained unchanged.
The London sides were both due to play their first legs away from home on March 11th and the second legs at home a week later but now due to the recent change that has been reversed.
The decision is clearly more favourable for Spurs as they now avoid a trip overseas ahead of their derby clash at Arsenal which is sandwiched between the two Europa games on March 14th.