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Liverpool Carabao Cup clash postponed 0

Posted on January 05, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s duel with Liverpool in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup has been postponed. The EFL have reached this decision following a formal request from the Merseysiders submitted on Wednesday morning, due to an increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Both manager Jurgen Klopp and his right-hand man Pep Lijnders are among those who recently tested positive for the notorious virus, along with an unspecified number of first-team players. Quite apart from that, Liverpool would be without Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita anyway, with the two star forwards and the midfielder all away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations.

Arteta tests positive for COVID-19 again 0

Posted on December 29, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have announced that manager Mikel Arteta won’t be able to lead his team from the Emirates dugout when they face his former employers Manchester City in the Premier League on the first day of the New Year, having tested positive for COVID-19.

“Mikel Arteta will miss our match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day after testing positive for COVID-19,” the statement reads.

“Mikel is isolating in line with Government guidelines and we wish him well.”

Xhaka tests COVID positive on international duty 0

Posted on September 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nothing seems to be going Granit Xhaka’s way at the moment. The Switzerland captain was sent off in Arsenal’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, and now he’s tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty for the World Cup qualifiers, the Swiss FA have officially confirmed.

Switzerland beat Greece in a friendly match on Wednesday, but the Arsenal midfielder took no part in it. He was diagnosed with symptoms of the notorious virus on the morning of the match, and a subsequent PCR yielded a positive result. He is currently in isolation and a huge doubt for his country’s qualifier against Italy on Sunday. After that, Switzerland will face Northern Ireland next Wednesday.

Emirates Stadium to host mass vaccinations 0

Posted on June 22, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s always important for clubs to get involved in community projects, especially if it helps the entire country and world population as a whole. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dreadful impact on all of our lives throughout the last 15 months or so and while the end appears to be in sight, we all need to do our bit to try and get things moving again.

Case in point – as confirmed by, the famous Emirates Stadium will play host to a massive vaccination clinic from this coming Friday until the following Monday.

Getting ready for fans 0

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Harry Kettle

As easy as it may be to sit back and watch the game on the TV, it’s hard not to be excited by the prospect of fans returning to the stadium. From the sound of the crowd to the view of the ground when you arrive at the train station, there’s something so unbelievably magical about the Gunners faithful being in attendance.

So while we may be getting back to some kind of normality, let’s all look ahead to those future days in front of thousands of fellow fans. It may seem like a long way off, but trust us, the good times will be with us again before we know it.

Fans set to return to football stadiums in December 0

Posted on November 24, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s been almost nine months since fans were allowed to head into football stadiums on a week-by-week basis, but now, it appears as if we’re just a matter of days away from supporters being able to return. That’s because it was announced yesterday that when the national lockdown ends next week and we’re placed back into the tier system in England, those in tier 1 and 2 will be able to have between 2,000 and 4,000 fans back in their ground.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “This is a big step forward for sport.

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