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'Masterclass' - Arsenal fans joke about Mikel Arteta's Manchester City exit after UEFA ban

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UEFA handed Manchester City an extraordinary two-year ban from European football on Friday evening after being found to have seriously mislead the governing body and breaking financial fair play (FFP) rules.

The move means a boost for the clubs chasing a Champions League spot this season, with a fifth-place finish meaning Champions League football should City still finish in the top four.

With City trailing Liverpool by 22 points and things going wrong off the field yesterday, Arsenal fans were quick to joke about the common denominator - Mikel Arteta's departure.

The reigning Premier League Champions have also been fined £30 million for a breach of the rules that is seen to be serious by the European governing body.

Arteta left the Premier League champions in December to take up the role as Arsenal's head-coach.

Pep Guardiola's men will serve the ban during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 season, meaning that the club will be prohibited to compete in any UEFA competitions over the two seasons.

A win against Newcastle on Sunday could leave them five points off a potential Champions League slot by the end of the weekend.
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