Sports

Neville urges Prem to turn down Arsenal’s request and says teams are ‘calling games off based on whether they have the best squad’

GARY NEVILLE believes Arsenal should play against Tottenham.

The Gunners have asked the Premier League to postpone the game with Mikel Arteta’s side likely to be short of up to 13 senior players.

Arsenal asked to postpone the match against Tottenham despite only one positive Covid case

first

Arsenal asked to postpone the match against Tottenham despite only one positive Covid caseCredit: Getty

But only one of those players is absent from Covid and for that Neville was adamant that Arsenal had to complete the schedule.

Speaking ahead of Brighton’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Sports sky, Neville said: “I believe all teams, not just in the Premier League but in the EFL, must be made to play their games.

“Balogun is on loan, Maitland-Niles on loan, Xhaka gets a red card – it’s no one else’s fault.

“If it’s purely Covid and special circumstances where there are 10-15 players but we’re talking about teams in the last few weeks where they’ve stopped the game based on whether they have the best team or not to win a game.

“It has to stop and it’s not a dig at Arsenal.

“I should have said three or four weeks ago. Manchester United, the other teams have 30-40 players in the squad – I don’t think they can’t have 13-14 players together.

FREE BET: GET MORE THAN £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMERS DEBTS

“It should be denied unless there is a flurry of Covid cases today at Arsenal. It has to stop now and we have to get the teams playing.”

Arsenal want the game to be postponed due to injuries to Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Sead Kolasinac, while Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney, Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares are also suspected.

Martin Odegaard missed Liverpool’s clash with Covid while Granit Xhaka was suspended after being sent off at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Folarin Balogun is on loan despite Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny all going to the Africa Cup of Nations.

But other teams have had matches postponed under similar circumstances.

Liverpool are allowed push back their Carabao Cup meeting with Arsenal – although it did happen later on Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only player who has tested positive for Covid before that fixed time.

Read ours Move blog News Live for the latest gossip, gossip and deals done

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8209417/neville-arsenal-tottenham-postponement-covid/ Neville urges Prem to turn down Arsenal’s request and says teams are ‘calling games off based on whether they have the best squad’

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button