As expected, the Premier League has confirmed that all EPL games will be suspended until at least April the 4th after an emergency meeting held this morning (Friday 13th).
Our game against Brighton in the Premier League scheduled for tomorrow, along with our FA Cup quarter-final game with Sheffield United in a weeks time will be postponed. Our game against Man City scheduled for last Wednesday was also called off as a precaution due to the virus.
The PL meeting was held due to several players self-isolating after being tested for coronavirus, and our very own head coach; Mikel Arteta testing positive for the virus on Thursday night.
On paper, the next time we’ll be playing could be Norwich at home, which is set to take place on April the 4th with a 3pm kick off, but it remains to be seen how the pandemic will play out.
Once we are ‘back to normal’ then we’ll then have no less than FOUR away games to reschedule, giving most of the traveling Gooners a logistical nightmare in terms of tickets, time off and travel, having to cram in away trips as the Premier League see fit to schedule them in.
We now know we need to reschedule Man City (A), Brighton (A) and also Southampton (A), all in the Premier League and we’ll also now need to find another date for the Sheffield United (A) game in the FA Cup quarters.
It’s now been announced that several clubs have players who are self-isolating including Saturday’s opponents West Ham, also Leicester, Everton and Watford amongst others.