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Hripsime Hayrapetyan

22-05-2023 | 13:47 Football
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How Arsenal could benefit from Juventus' Champions League disqualification
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How Arsenal could benefit from Juventus' Champions League disqualification

Juventus could potentially miss out on the Champions League if they receive a points deduction following an investigation into alleged financial irregularities.

According to the latest report by Corriere dello Sport (via Daily Cannon), the decision is expected to be announced on Monday. The federal prosecutor may request a penalty of 9-12 points for the club. Such a deduction would make it extremely difficult for Juventus to secure a top-four finish in Serie A.

Arsenal could benefit in this situation as they are waiting to determine their pot placement for the Champions League draw. If Juventus are disqualified from the Champions League and replaced by another Serie A team, such as AC Milan, Mikel Arteta's side would move up to Pot 2.

Currently projected to be in Pot 3, the Gunners would face tough opponents from Pots 1 and 2, which consist of strong European teams. However, if they move up to Pot 2, they would avoid the other Pot 2 teams and instead draw opponents from Pots 1, 3, and 4.

There are other scenarios that could also allow Arsenal to secure a Pot 2 placement, such as Inter Milan winning the Champions League or unexpected changes in the qualification process. The situation is currently intricate, but more clarity is expected in the upcoming weeks.


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