Tag: Premier League

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish (C) runs with the ball as Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) chases him during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Premier League confirm the system replacing PPV

After scrapping the Pay-Per-View system that was so unpopular with supporters, the Premier League have confirmed their new plans for the next month or so.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during 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)

Away fans unlikely to feature in stadium crowds this season

The Premier League are unlikely to allow any away fans back into stadium crowds in the upcoming season, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy after his teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How many trophies have Arsenal won?

Arsenal have been winning silverware since 1889 - 21 years before Chelsea were even founded.
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson argues with the referee during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on July 8, 2020. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Premier League won't televise every game next season - even if many fans can't...

The Premier League are reportedly not planning to continue televising every game next season, even if the stadiums remain partially shut.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)

Premier League clubs may only get 2-week summer before return for new season

Premier League players are likely to only get around two weeks of holiday this summer, given the tight turnaround for the start of next 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.

No plans for Premier League to televise all games behind closed doors

The Premier League doesn't have plans to televise all games when football returns, despite the fact they'll take place behind closed doors.
Players of Arsenal celebrate following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League players expecting squad training to restart at end of May

Premier League clubs are telling their players to treat the next few weeks as their off-season, ahead of a return to squad training at the end of May.

Premier League could play 4 games a day at Wembley to get the season...

The Premier League will play four games a day at Wembley if it helps them complete the current season, according to one inside source.
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 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.

PL players feel they’re scapegoats for employer mistakes

Premier League players believe they're receiving the blame for their employers' bad decisions, as the focus remains on their wages whilst owners cut staff salaries.
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.
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.
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.

Arsenal to keep paying all employees until at least April 30th despite football shutdown

Arsenal are still planning to pay matchday and non-matchday casual employees until the end of next month, at least, despite the football shutdown.
Players of Arsenal celebrate following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League plan to cram remaining domestic fixtures into 6-week period

The Premier League are considering a plan to cram the rest of the domestic season into a six-week period, according to a report this weekend.
Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Wenger gives his opinion on what the Premier League should do next

Arsene Wenger thinks the priority is for the Premier League to complete their current season, even if that means pushing fixtures back.
Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal speak to referee Martin Atkinson 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 plans to complete the season already look messy

The Premier League are continuing to postpone fixtures until 30th April, but they're still hoping to complete the league season.
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

UEFA want PL campaign done by end of June: Could lead to the season's...

UEFA want European domestic seasons to finish by the end of June, which is likely to lead to the cancellation of the campaign.
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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal won’t be able to sign any more European u18s in 2021

Due to Brexit, Arsenal, and the rest of the football clubs in England, will no longer be able to sign European players under the age of 18.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: A detailed view of the Premier League logo is seen on an umbrella prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Fight between Premier League clubs over Brexit quotas brewing

In what looks sets to be just another Brexit sideshow,a fight is brewing in the Premier League over homegrown quotas and which teams are allowed to attend the meeting that will determine the numbers.
Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Arsene Wenger’s offside VAR changes get UEFA support as Premier League called to heel

The Premier League will review how they use VAR for next season and the offside rule will be changed to give the advantage to the striker - something it was already supposed to be doing.

Same as Arsenal: Premier League will present Liverpool with gold trophy IF they go...

If Liverpool go the season unbeaten it is believed they will be presented with a gold trophy the same as Arsenal received back in 2003/04.
A picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows the European Union flag and the British Union Jack waving in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Football sets up Brexit party to decide foreign quotas

A Premier League shareholder meeting held last week came to the conclusion that a Brexit working party was required to find consensus between the...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: A detailed view of the Premier League logo is seen on an umbrella prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Premier League consider Premflix-style direct streaming for fans

The Premier League have finally realised that they might be able to make more money by streaming football matches directly to fans Netflix-style and are intending to do just that.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts as he walks off after the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on February 02, 2020, in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Premier League move deadline day again but it's not the change we expected

In their Shareholders' Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to move the transfer deadline day back to the end of August or start of September.
An advertisment for Bet365 is shown on the screen during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on January 08, 2020 in Leicester, England.

Premier League determined to resist limit on betting sponsorships

The Premier League will reportedly resist any move to ban or limit betting company shirt sponsorship, even as the industry itself offers to consider a voluntary ban shirt and pitchside advertising in a bid to ward off a total ban.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Tony Blair attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Premier League discuss alleged war criminal as next chairman

Tony Blair has been mentioned as a possible chairman for the Premier League for when Richard Scudamore steps down before the end of 2018.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans split over proposed Premier League winter break

The Premier League is considering bringing in a winter break between 2019 and 2022, ahead of the upcoming sale of domestic TV rights for the period.

Mkhitaryan set for debut and Ramsey to return: Arsenal’s predicted XI for Swansea

Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks set to make his debut against Swansea, while Aaron Ramsey could return to the starting line-up.

Watford, Everton, Liverpool suffer most as 'festive football' causes 28% more injuries

There was a sharp rise in the number of injured players in the Injury League during the 'Festive Season'.

Only one way Arsenal can salvage their season

Arsenal's FA Cup exit and continual struggles in the Premier League could leave everything riding on the Europa League.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 7, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Embarrassing records Arsene Wenger keeps setting at Arsenal

The longer Arsene Wenger stays at Arsenal, the more records he sets. Unfortunately, not all of them are good.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Everton do this more than anyone else but what does it mean?...

Arsenal and Everton have claimed more points from losing position than anyone else in the Premier League, but does this display mental strength?

'Premier League doesn't face the problem' - Arsene Wenger risk disciplinary action after slaughtering...

Arsene Wenger has criticised the FA and Premier League for failing to improve the standard of refereeing and create a fair schedule.

Nacho Monreal out, Shkodran Mustafi to return: Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 line-up vs Palace

Arsenal have a few injury concerns and a clogged schedule to deal with as they travel to Selhurst Park, but the starting eleven shouldn't be too different from the Liverpool clash.

Mark Lawrenson gives his prediction for Arsenal's meeting with Crystal Palace

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson believes Arsenal and Crystal Palace will score in Thursday's Premier League clash, but feels it will be a close affair.

Arsene Wenger makes a big admission on squad rotation

Arsene Wenger has admitted he will need to rotate his squad due to the demanding fixture list in January.

The clearest evidence Arsene Wenger isn't setting Arsenal up properly

Only one Premier League side have conceded more goals in the opening fifteen minutes of games than Arsenal have this season.