Those who wanted to avoid the prospect of getting back to playing the beautiful game need to open their eyes and realise that Project Restart is hell-bent on happening – regardless of whether or not we feel weird about it. The best estimate is that we’re going to have football back in our lives in England around the midway point of June, and if it’s any later than that, then perhaps we need to start asking a few more questions.
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At this point in the football calendar every year, things tend to wind down to the point where we’re always on the verge of saying goodbye to domestic football for a few months. In that sense, it’s intriguing, because every two years – including in 2020 – we should’ve been looking forward to an international tournament in the form of UEFA Euro 2020. As we all know, though, those plans have been shelved for the time being.
Unai Emery spent just under 18 months as the Arsenal manager, from the start of July 2018 to near the end of November 2019. His reign can overall be described as completely underwhelming, especially when the hope that awoke in the hearts of supporters early on is taken into account. As The Guardian put it in an emotional interview with the Spaniard, “he had overseen the best start in Arsenal’s history and their worst run in 30 years”.
Everyone has been going back and forth regarding the future of football in England – and with around two months of inactivity, people are starting to get a little bit restless. We all know and understand that the beautiful game is pretty low down on the list of priorities right now, but with the economy starting to get back up and running, it’s inevitable that we’re going to see some kind of movement.
It’s been a tricky few months for all of us who have had to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, with the Coronavirus sweeping through the world at a frightening pace. While many nations are slowly but surely starting to get a grip on proceedings, there’s definitely a sense that things will never be the same – and that’s certainly the case in the world of football.
Alas, we still need to escape reality every so often, which is why it was so interesting to hear Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speak openly with Gunners legend Ian Wright about a variety of topics recently.
Pablo Mari has revealed he is keen to turn his loan from Flamengo to Arsenal into a permanent transfer.
The defender joined the Gunners on a temporary basis in January this year and has so far made two appearances for the club, a 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League and a 0-2 win away to Portsmouth in the FA Cup. His performance on both occasions could only be described as impressive, especially given that most players need at least a little bit of time to adapt and show their potential after moving to a new club and a new league.
This is a quick message from us to you, wishing you all a very late Happy Easter! It’s been a difficult period of time for everyone over the course of the last few weeks, and for some, the last few months.
Hopefully, you’ve been able to take some level of enjoyment out of whatever it is you’ve been doing in the last few days to keep yourselves occupied. We’re all waiting to see when football is going to return, with the predictions of when that will be varying greatly, but either way, we just hope you’re all staying fit and healthy.
The restart date of the Premier League is set to be pushed back beyond April 30 during a meeting of all 20 teams later today.
It’s been a strange few weeks for teams all throughout world football, and that’s certainly true for the English Premier League. It seemed as if they were ready to push forward with putting on games, despite other leagues around the globe postponing or suspending their seasons.
Then, after it was revealed that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for COVID-19, a decision was finally made to call things off for the time being.
On the evening on March 12th, Arsenal confirmed that manager Mikel Arteta had received a positive COVID-19 result.
The Gunners played a two-leg tie against Olympiacos in the Europa League round of 32 earlier, and despite a 0-1 win in Greece, they were knocked out after losing the second leg at the Emirates. The Coronavirus outbreak was at its early stages at the time, but it was soon reported that Olympiacos owner, Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, had tested positive to the disease. Naturally, it meant that the whole Arsenal squad were potentially exposed, but it was Arteta who caught the virus first.
“The health of fans, staff and players has to be our number one priority and, in that spirit, UEFA tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football. There was a real spirit of cooperation, with everyone recognising that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result.