Tag: COVID-19

A fan wears a protective mask to take precautions against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) before the match against Internacional for the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 at Arena do Gremio on March 12, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Don’t know the truth about Covid? Here’s how to find it

The longer this pandemic ranges across the globe, the more smart people I see falling into conspiracy traps as they search for answers to what is happening during these frightening times.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Sead Kolasinac ruled out of Arsenal vs Wolves

Sead Kolasinac tested positive for Covid while on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina, so what is his prognosis and when can we expect him back?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny available for Wolves

Mohamed Elneny tested positive for Covid while on international duty with Egypt, so what is his prognosis and when can we expect him back?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal is interviewed following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on September 28, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta confident Premier League can handle Covid 2nd wave

Arteta is confident the Premier League can maintain its bubble as second waves sweep the globe and players jet off on international duty.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks with Rob Holding of Arsenal following the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta concerned about Covid implications during intentional break

Mikel Arteta is concerned that players leaving for international duty after this weekend will be at risk of bringing Covid-19 back with them.
A woman carries a dog as she walks under decorations in a street of Les Herbiers, western France, on April 16, 2018 on the eve of the French cup semi-final football match Vendee Les Herbiers vs Chambly. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Football fans return in France: A look at this brand new world

Football with fans is back in France, so what was it like to attend a game with social distancing and more in place?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A tribute banner to Arsenal fans that have passed away during the season is pictured in the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Neil Hall/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 55 staff redundant

Arsenal have announced they will have to make 55 staff members redundant due to the financial implications of the ongoing pandemic.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: An Emirates plane takes off as racehorses are seen exercising during a recovery session at Botany Bay on March 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Emirates Airline offers free funeral if you catch Covid

Arsenal's main shirt and stadium sponsors, Emirates Airlines, are offering a free funeral to anyone who catches Covid during their trip, along with money to cover medical expenses.

6 month ban: China punishes players heavily for breaking Covid curfew

The Chinese national team has banned six players from all football for six months for breaking a curfew designed to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Barcelona to sell stadium rights to help Covid-19 fight

Barcelona will sell the naming rights to the Nou Camp for the first time and will donate all revenue to helping the fight against Covid-19.
A fan is seen wearing a disposable face mask prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

PL giving clubs advance payment to avoid cash flow issues

The Premier League will give clubs a percentage of this season's merit payments as a cash advance, to help avoid cash flow problems during the coronavirus shutdown.
Players of Arsenal and West Ham United give each other a fist bump instead of a handshake prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Udinese director claims Premier League close to ending current season

Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino, whose club shares owners with Watford FC, believes the Premier League is close to announcing the end of the current season.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi gestures to supporters as he leaves after the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on February 2, 2020. - The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Arsenal star insists PL matches and training shouldn't return until coronavirus is gone

Matteo Guendouzi thinks Premier League clubs shouldn't even restart training, let alone matches, until the Covid-19 situation is over.
Manchester United fans hold a banner depicting Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 19, 2016.

Manchester United refuse to furlough staff as Liverpool make U-turn

Manchester United have committed to paying all their staff 100% of their wages after a public backlash forced Liverpool into reversing their decision to use tax-payers money to pay their employees.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Government talks over Premier League return date reach an advanced stage

Premier League talks with the Government over a June return to action are reportedly at an 'advanced stage', according to a report.

Players warned isolation tweets ‘not the best look’

Premier League players have been warned against posting lavish pictures of themselves in self-isolation as the predictable and tiresome backlash over footballer's pay takes hold.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta arrives for the UEFA Europa league round of 32 second leg football match between Arsenal and Olympiakos at the Emirates stadium in London on February 27, 2020.

Arsenal in full support of goal to complete 2019/20 season

Arsenal are in 'full support' of the Premier League goal to complete all remaining domestic matches for the 2019/20 season, according to a club statement.
Players wait on the pitch while a VAR (Video Assistant Referee) review is conducted before awarding a goal to Arsenal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Arsenal in talks as Premier League stadiums open up to help NHS

Arsenal are reportedly in talks with north London hospitals over how the Emirates can be used as Premier League clubs open up their facilities to aid the fight against Covid-19 and emergency preparations for temporary morgues are discussed.
Fans make their way to the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA urge patience & plan for football to return in July

UEFA are still urging patience in the hope European leagues can complete their domestic seasons over the coming months.
General view of the match ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League may change a couple of rules to make end-of-season event work

Premier League football may return with a couple of rule changes if the plan to complete the season over the summer goes ahead.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Premier League club demands could make plan to finish season unworkable

The specific demands of Premier League clubs could make the current season wrap-up plan unworkable, according to some travel management higher-ups.

Premier League want to return at end of May behind closed doors

The Premier League will discuss this week the possibility of football returning at the end of May with a target date of July 12 for the end of the season.
General view of the match ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League return date to be pushed back

If you are one of the few people who believed football would actually return on April 30, then I'm sorry to say more disappointment is coming your way.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Arsenal matches could be moved outside London

Arsenal matches could be moved outside London when football returns, depending on the spread of Covid-19, according to reports.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette appeals to the referee during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Premier League players don't want to start the season up again behind-closed-doors

Premier League players are not in favour of starting the season up again behind closed doors, according to a report.
Fans make their way to the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal confirm their plan for the rest of the season

Arsenal are still planning to play their outstanding matches this season, according to an email they sent to Platinum Members this week.
Get well Mikel (and everyone else)

Premier League sources insist plan is still to restart football after April 30th

Premier League sources maintain that the plan is still to restart football as soon as practical after April 30th, despite the issues this presents for the integrity of the competition.
A fan wears a protective mask to take precautions against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) before the match against Internacional for the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 at Arena do Gremio on March 12, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

1st UK humans enrolled for Coronavirus vaccine trials

In what could be absolutely huge news, the first humans have been enrolled in trials for a potential Covid-9/Coronavirus vaccine.
Cedric Soares in training with Arsenal (Photo via Cedric Soares on Instagram)

Arsenal postpone players’ return as it would be “inappropriate and irresponsible”

Arsenal have delayed the return of their players at all levels, despite the entire club undergoing a 14-day quarantine, as they believe it would not be safe to get back to business as normal.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Episode 239: Get well Mikel – What next for football?

This week, Matthew is joined by Paul to talk COVID-19 and what happens next for football. We also talk a bit of politics, question the...
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette appeals to the referee during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Alexandre Lacazette retweets strong stance on social distancing amid coronavirus fears

With the UK Government still refusing to shut down all public gatherings and issuing false information, Alexandre Lacazette has retweeted a message that makes his stance clear on what he thinks we should do.
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Mason Mount escapes quarantine to play football with Declan Rice

Despite being told to quarantine himself after Callum Hudson-Odoi's Covid-19 positive result, Chelsea's Mason Mount was spotted playing football in a local park with West Ham's Declan Rice.

More than 100 Arsenal players and staff could be required to self-quarantine

It has been revealed that more than 100 players and staff at Arsenal could be required to self-quarantine after Mikel Arteta tested positive for Coronavirus.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Premier League confirm all matches suspended until April

The Premier League are suspending the season for the next few weeks, according to an announcement this morning.
General view of the match ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

BBC: Premier League suspension for several weeks now ‘most likely’

After insisting that the Premier League would go ahead this weekend, the Premier League is now expected to announce its suspension according to the BBC.

Arsenal on lockdown

Arsenal are now on lockdown after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for Coronavirus with calls to suspend the Premier League growing louder. Get the latest...
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Caitlin Foord of the Australian Matildas in action during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off match between the Australian Matildas and Vietnam at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 06, 2020 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward to be quarantined for 14 days

Arsenal's Caitlin Foord will face a 14-day quarantine when she returns to Arsenal after international duty with the Australian national team.

Episode 238: VARsenal avoid Hammers blow & Mike Dean’s injury curse

This week, Matthew is joined by Anita to talk a traditional and non-traditional 1-0 win over West Ham, the midfield muddle and Ainsley Maitland-Niles....

Arsenal’s match against Manchester City postponed because of Covid-19

Despite only deciding on the date for this game just one week ago, the Premier League have postponed Arsenal's game in Manchester with less than 24 hours notice due to the Corona virus as it takes hold in the UK.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14) and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA forget what body part fist bumps involve but that’s not the weird bit

In the rush to avoid the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-10, the FA's medics were today praised by the Daily Mail for being 'ahead of the curve' when they banned England players from shaking hands with players during the last international break - in November.