Plans to air Arsenal’s home game against Liverpool on Christmas Eve will go ahead, according to the Daily Star.

Despite massive concerns from both clubs and both sets of supporters, Sky’s proposal to move Arsenal’s game against Liverpool to Christmas Eve looks set to go ahead.

That’s according to the Daily Star, who report that plans have been in motion for weeks and no amount of opposition is going curtail them.

The fixture was originally scheduled for December 23rd, which falls on the final weekend before Christmas Day.

As per tradition, Arsenal, and the rest of the Premier League, would play that weekend and then on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

However, the broad appeal of Arsenal vs Liverpool has convinced Sky to move the fixture to December 24th to maximise TV coverage.

The proposal has been met with opposition from both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Arsenal are concerned about being understaffed on a day where stewards may be unwilling to work, while Liverpool are concerned about fans having to travel down to London for a 16:00 kick-off.

The travelling fans are, as always, the victims of such decisions from the TV companies.

Changing kick-off times have been screwing over fans for years. This decision from Sky is just the latest, and perhaps most egregious, example.

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