We all know that fixtures are likely to be chopped and changed from time to time, but it’s quite frustrating to see how frequently it happens as a result of the power of television broadcasts. The likes of Sky, BT and Amazon hold a great deal of power over the Premier League, with that statement being especially true for the first two of that trio.
As confirmed by Arsenal.com, three games around the festive period have been moved around because, you guessed it, the powers that be decided so.
The Boxing Day meeting with West Ham will now go down at 8pm, and on New Year’s Eve, the Brighton game has been shifted to 5.30pm – so make sure to plan in advance if you’ve got any big NYE plans.
Finally, the Newcastle clash has been shifted to January 3rd at 8pm – with the latter of these two games being shown on Sky Sports.
The rest of January will be set in stone shortly but to be honest, we’re getting a little bit sick of the constant chaos of it – especially during a World Cup year where the WC is in the middle of the actual season.
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