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‘Arteta looked like a dead man walking…there was an edgy atmosphere around him’

Rise of Arsenal and striker Eddie Nketiah has surprised the Dundalk group who have fond memories of their Europa League meetings in 2020

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Calum Chambers of Arsenal and Jamie Wynne of Dundalk following the UEFA Europa League Group B match in 2020

Calum Chambers of Arsenal and Jamie Wynne of Dundalk following the UEFA Europa League Group B match in 2020

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal, right, scoring his side's first goal despite the attempts of Andy Boyle of Dundalk during the UEFA Europa League Group B match at the Aviva Stadium in December 2020. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal, right, scoring his side's first goal despite the attempts of Andy Boyle of Dundalk during the UEFA Europa League Group B match at the Aviva Stadium in December 2020. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Calum Chambers of Arsenal and Jamie Wynne of Dundalk following the UEFA Europa League Group B match in 2020

The Dundalk dressing-room that encountered Arsenal twice during the surreal and soulless Covid-enforced closed doors era always knew that those Europa League games would be remembered as a snapshot of a different time.

It’s an accurate statement which has now taken on a double meaning.


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