Sun. May 22nd, 2022

Nwosu Chizoba David

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta thinks the decision-making regarding Covid-19 cancellations need to be more clear after Tottenham’s match against Brighton was postponed because an outbreak at the club’s training ground.

Arsenal’s season-opener at Brentford went ahead despite the Gunners being without four players because of the virus.

Arteta says that game “is in the past”, but would like the Premier League to adopt a similar rule to Uefa and have a clear number of Covid cases that would trigger a postponement.

“I think the guidance is clear. It’s about the decision-making that goes the same way for everybody. This is what we have to hope for,” said the Spaniard.

“That [the Brentford game] is in the past. We have more people vaccinated and we know more about the situation. We keep knowing more about the situation.

“But [adopting Uefa’s rules] would be really, really helpful.”

Asked whether the rules are too vague at the moment, Arteta added: “Well I think it is. You don’t know when you have to play and when you don’t. We have some examples.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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