After the Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Champions League and Spanish La Liga, finally, the Coronavirus effect has come to the English Premier League. As a result of the Coronavirus effect, Man City-Arsenal match is suspended in the Premier League!
Just a couple of weeks ago, at the home venue of the Gunners, they faced Olympiakos Piraeus. By facing the defeat against them, their Europa League journey has finished. At that time, a number of Arsenal players were too close to the owner of their opponent team Olympiakos Piraeus. Just a day ago, the owner has got the Coronavirus infection. Through his Instagram, yesterday, he revealed the news. So, fearing the infection of the COVID-19, Man City-Arsenal match is suspended in the Premier League!
However, Arsenal made a press release earlier today. Through the statement, they told that the chance of losing any player for the COVID-19 is too mere. But they have to take certain steps. As a result, their next match against the Premier League champion Man City has suspended. It will take place later and the Premier League officials have taken the decision.
Arsenal players self-quarantined over COVID-19 fears as Man City fixture is postponed 😷⛔
— Goal News (@GoalNews) March 11, 2020
The players of the Gunners which went too close to the Olympiakos Piraeus owner on that day, according to the government rules, they have been separated from that day for the next 14 days. London’s club has confirmed the news.
So, it seems that Arsenal will not play against the team of Pep Guardiola today but in the next 14th March 2020, they will play against Brighton & Hove Albion. In the first meeting with Man City in the ongoing season of EPL, Man City beat the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium quite easily by a 3 – 0 goal. Now, their 2nd head to head battle will take place at the venue of the Guardiola’s team Man City. In that case, they have just got the time to take the proper preparation before facing the league champion.
Some Arsenal players are also unavailable because of self-isolation following contact with someone infected with #COVID19.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 11, 2020
Now, when the Coronavirus is spreading too fast, it seems that the next Premier League matches will be on the close door. After the Italian Serie A and Ligue 1, the Spanish la Liga matches are going to be the close door match for the next couple of weeks at least.
It seems that the Premier League officials are going to announce the same rules within a few days. But earlier, the Man City boss Guardiola told to suspend the matches rather than audienceless.