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Arsenal manager Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) – which has lead to the Gunners’ Gameweek 30 match at Brighton to be postponed.

The news was revealed in an official club statement on Thursday evening that explained the Spaniard would, in line with government guidelines, begin a period of self-isolation.

Included in the statement was confirmation that Arsenal’s London Colney training centre had been closed and that a “significant” number of individuals who work there will also self-isolate.

This is expected to include the “full first-team squad and coaching staff” although it must be remembered that West Ham’s squad and manager David Moyes were all in contact with Arsenal in Gameweek 29.

Furthermore, Arsenal also faced League One club Portsmouth at Fratton Park over the last 10 days.

“Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening. Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.” – Arsenal statement

The news came just a short time after the Premier League had issued a statement of their own to insist that all Gameweek 30 matches were scheduled to go ahead as normal.

However, this latest update is likely to put paid to that directive, as the entire Arsenal squad is now unavailable for their Gameweek 30 trip to Brighton.

As a result, the Seagulls announced later on Thursday evening that their meeting with the Gunners had now been called off.

“First and foremost our thoughts are with Mikel Arteta and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“It’s absolutely essential the health and wellbeing of individuals takes priority and with that in mind, Saturday’s match has been postponed. We apologise to all fans for any inconvenience but trust everyone will understand that we are all facing an unprecedented situation. As expected, the Premier League have now released a subsequent statement announcing an emergency meeting with all clubs on Friday morning.” – Brighton chief executive, Paul Barber

“In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first-team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures. The Premier League will make no further comment until after that meeting.” – Premier League statement

For all of Thursday’s COVID-19 related updates read our earlier round-up by CLICKING HERE.

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus*

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:

  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

* Information taken from the official NHS website.

1,048 Comments Post a Comment
  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Hope he gets better soon! I think it’s only a matter of time until the league is cancelled.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *season

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd say more likely to be postponed than cancelled

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm guessing they would resume in summer?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          If it’s gone by then. Who knows.

        2. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          What if it's still goin off in the summer?

    3. MOTHRA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Virus peak is expected in June/July. My guess would be an abandonment of 2019/20 season.

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Pep would be rubbing his hands... with sanitiser

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Probably announce it's suspended until further notice

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cancel it, pretend this season never happened and start afresh in August

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          There's a correlation between those saying this and supporting teams who are doing crap

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Suspend everything till son and kane are back at least.

          2. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            29-2 GD in the last 11 games for the team I'm supporting so that assumption is wrong 😉

            1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              We absolutely destroyed that LSKAD side tonight bro

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            True, Ive been saying it all day long!

        2. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah don’t worry about teams who have worked hard for promotion and everything that would mean to those clubs? However long it takes finish the season before you start a new one I cannot see an argument to just pretend it never happened!

      2. threeputt
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        this imo

      3. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Given the government expects Coronavirus cases to peak anywhere between 10 to 14 weeks it doesn't look good for getting this season done.

        Something it going to get cancelled if not everything

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Probably move the euros and delay the start to next season if anything

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Cancel it. Stop UTD making the Champs league....pleaassseee

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Unbelievable Jeff

  3. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Get well soon Mikel.

    1. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I doubt he comes on here

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Probably not, nor footballers who pass away and we offer condolences.

  4. DavidMunday815
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Really hope Arteta gets better soon!

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ditto!

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Absolutely this!!

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A 37-year old ex professional player is hardly at risk of anything serious.

      But his symptoms will wear off in two weeks or so I guess?
      It is like having the flu.

      Really hope Arteta does (did) pass it on the anyone with diabetes or any other disease making them vulnerable. And those elderly should steer clear.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        But yes ofc we all hope that all with Corona gets better sooner rather than later.

        But the reason we are cancelling matches, making people stay home from jobs and so on - that is not because of healthy young man in good shape like Arteta.

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yep. Some people don't seem to understand the disease.

      3. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        should say does (did) not.
        Not great looking back at that mistake.
        Sorry.

        1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Was a good post mate. Don’t think anyone would have misunderstood despite slight typo

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Would be really surprised if he wouldn't get over this. He's a very healthy and fit person.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Tuuuuuunnnnne

        *scared*

        1. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Wow!

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        As it says in the comments:

        Turn on the news and have this song playing in the background - not for the faint hearted

        1. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Might try that

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        When the guy sitting down next to you on the bus starts coughing

  5. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    football is pretty irrelevant now, and has been for days, the UK were actually prioritizing football and money over public health, its downright embarrassing for us as a nation man.

    1. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wrong

  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    That was a RAPID response - fair play FFS team 🙂

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      People forget that David and Joe are proper journalists.

  7. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Its off now for sure. The whole GW

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      season*

  8. Alexike8 fc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Now this is getting very scary , this sort of things only happen in movies

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      You've been exposed to too much media scaremongering.

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        It's not scary if you're not at serious risk. I have a neighbour that has Cystic Fibrosis. If she catches it it may well end her life. That's her reality buddy

        1. SteveWOLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          It’s also scary in some cases if you run a small business or you’re self employed

          1. Kellz86
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            The economic hit will be devastating for many. The impact will have ripple effects we cannot yet even foresee.

        2. Kellz86
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Exactly this ^

          It isn't about individuals strong enough to get through the symptoms. It's about limiting our exposure to others that CANNOT. Those with already weaken immune systems are at risk along with the elderly and young. Many people are infected without showing symptoms which makes the situation worse and means you can unknowingly pass it along to someone who won't be able to beat it.

          People need to THINK outside themselves.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            The young are not at risk. That is a false statement.

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You're just not getting the gravity of the situation. Its deadly serious.

  9. Scratch
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    As a Leeds fan this season better finish!! don't care if it takes until August

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Unlucky on the "L" teams.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      As a Barnsley fan it would be nice to start this again In August and call this one null and void haha

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If it takes until next October it should be finished. You guys loaned players specifically to help get you promoted this season for a lot of £. If a new season can be started then this one can be finished no reason it shouldn’t be.

  10. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    And I am in the top 10k for the first time in four years.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Congrats!

    2. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Top 2k... First time ever...

      Loads of money potentially not won too...

  11. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ending the gameweek on -4 then!

    Get well soon Mikel

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Someone has to get a red arrow.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        an extreme red arrow!

        🙁

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Hopefully, a lesson learnt.

  12. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    When’s the quadruple game week then? 2021?

  13. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    See y’all in August.. well, hopefully.

  14. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Get well soon Mikel. Boris is a travesty, all gatherings need curtailing for a few months.

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Why, he said scientifically there is no evidence that it makes a difference.

      1. SteveWOLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Every other country does it tho ? Are they looking at different evidence

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Maybe? I'm not a scientist or a politician so just trust those that know.

        2. MOTHRA
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          They are 2-3 weeks ahead of us.its all about timing and flattening the peak.

    2. MOTHRA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wrong you’re not understanding the principles of contain and delay are you...

    3. jane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      no need to get political

  15. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Does anyone know as a fact what the potential outcomes are of a suspended season?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Duckworth lewis method presumably

      1. Ady87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Just googled it, I’ll read that when I’m awake. I just hope it favours United who are on a decent run of that is the outcome!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Pool losing to Watford might cost them the title on run rate.

          1. Ady87
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Don’t tease me.

  16. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Any chance games go ahead?

    1. Ady87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Slim to zero now I’d say, given Leicester’s fears as well as Arsenals.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        and Mendy

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I give it a 5% chance.

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dont think so

  17. Londongeezaa
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    You can’t have a 4 week break, allow injured players to return for certain clubs and then carry on the season. It will lose all its integrity.

    Anything more than 3 weeks and I think the season will be cancelled.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Voiding a season with 11 or so games to go loses more integrity

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Not in the circumstances. It’s unprecedented.

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Stupid comment

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      You what?

    4. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think it's pretty certain that there will be provisions in the PL rule book on what can happen in situations outside of their control. They will just need to make a decision if they are to come into effect and will be lead by the health authorities and government

    5. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      ?

  18. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Arteta is a cold and frosty manager, not a hugger like Klopp. It should all be

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      ..... FINE.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        More reason for it to be a worry

  19. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Will vardy play?

    1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Will anyone?

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Eventually.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      With his baby's rattle maybe

  20. Blueberg
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Sure Arteta will be fine, he is a fit youngish man. What annoys me, is that he has been tested after feeling a bit ill, whilst tens of thousands of people are feeling a bit ill at home and have no hope of being tested for coronavirus. 111 saying just stay in and hope for the best. Many propably have it. Obviously higher profile people will get the more urgent testing, and it will come back positive. But if they had the resources to test everyone in the UK, that felt a bit ill, tens of thousands of people will test positive.

    1. Ady87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I’ve been off work all week with a fever initially and a bad chest since Tuesday. I’ve got absolutely nowhere with 111, won’t be going to work tomorrow and don’t know where I stand for next week.

      1. Blueberg
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Shame you arent an important person like a footballer or actor...

      2. Londongeezaa
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Get well soon buddy

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Absolutely spot on

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Welcome to Tory land where the poor and vulnerable matter less if at all

      The NHS is already under staffed and over work, this will just make things worse

      1. jane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        political commentary isn't appropriate on this site imho

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      But also most of them, dependant on underlying health conditions and age, will be ok.

      1. Esalman
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        That's not exactly how pandemics work.

        Many (poor and middle income) people cannot afford to sit at home. Many of them will go out and continue to infect the elderly, the children and those who have respiratory issues, causing the latter to suffer or die.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I surely don't understand. Between BBC and Irish television one expert contradicts the next to some degree. Even the wisdom of closing schools, as you rightlysay, will prob affect those that are poor and middle income as they'll probably use at-risk of infection grandparents to mind their children while they go out to work. And when schools reopen the congregating children might spread the virus even further.

          1. Esalman
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            True. There wouldn't be so much panic and closures if people followed basic healthy practices, e.g. cover mouth when coughing, washing hands, not touching face and not eating bat soup. Unfortunately, most people cannot be trusted with doing these simple things.

      2. Blueberg
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Exactly, and these footballers, young and at the peak of physical health may well contract the virus, but they will be fine in a week and ready to play football like nothing ever happened. Sure, isolate to avoid passing on to anyone old or vulnerable, but surely this is all a bit over the top. Play and train behind closed doors, pass it between themselves, it's not going to matter at the end of the day.

    5. Londongeezaa
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Celebrities, MP’s and sports stars getting preferential treatment.

    6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      True, at this stage nobody knows how many actually have the virus.....

      It's worth noting he has probably passed on the virus to many of the players and staff which can then be passed to vulnerable family members and members of the public

  21. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Absolutely disgusting this has been allowed to happen. If they continue this season just to give the scousers the title I'll quit watching football

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Hopefully you'll quit here too

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Why?

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It’s not an easy decision to call off a season. Many livelihoods rely on this. I’m sure it will be called off and postponed, as we’re starting to understand the seriousness of this, but it must be a tough call that I’m happy I don’t have to make.

  22. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    For everyone saying "Just postpone the league and play the games in the summer"...

    Do you realize how many people working in football who have holidays lined up that they wont just be willing to cancel. Im not even talking about the players. Theres training staff, physios, ground staff, stewards etc etc. Those are people with families who have their own lives not dictated by whatever is best for supporters or FPL players, but by their contracts and collective agreements protecting them from employer abuse. Its a lot more of a logistical problem to get the games going through summer than people seem to think on here.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Do you think the PL care about that? Lol

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Gee, it's a good thing none of those NHS workers had anything lined up.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        this

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If you work in the NHS its obviously different. Im working in health care and Im not allowed to travel even though I had a holiday lined up, and I can be stationed anywhere right now. Its in the collective agreements for health care workers.. Doesnt mean I lose my right to holidays when the pandemic is over, its just carried over to whenever the situation is over.

        A private company like a PL club cant unilaterally decide that their employees have to work through the contractually agreed holiday period.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      HOLIDAYS? You must be kidding. No one has anything planned right now, and if they do, it should be canceled.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Spoken like a true American. Your worker security is abhorrent. If holidays are canceled for whatever reason because of stuff like a pandemic then sure, dont travel. But then you shouldnt be working and when the pandemic is over you still retain your holiday.

        In a civilized country, that is.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I want more vacation just like the next human does. And yes, we have less here than we should. But to be CONCERNED about the fact that people's holiday plans may have to be altered to fit in an unsuspended season is just ridiculous. They can reschedule. All of them.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            They can reschedule if they come to an agreement like getting higher pay/bonus etc to work, but anywhere that isnt a corporate hell hole (the US) the employer cant just unilaterally decide what the employees have to do regarding things like holidays

    4. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A multi billion pound football industry is going to cancel everything just so Steve the Bournemouth groundsman gets his holiday to Butlins, it will get finished

    5. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Try telling that to villa if they are relegated 2 points from safety with a game in hand

    6. Catenaccio FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      We also have planned vacations but we will sacrifice everything to fulfill our FPL obligations.
      There is no professionalism nowadays.

  23. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Is Lundstram essential?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No

      Not even The Lord can save us now

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Last week he was.

    3. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No because the next GW he will be classified as a 6.0 midfielder

      1. MOTHRA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        True ^

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Lord will somehow find a way to score points, even if the games are cancelled

  24. Catenaccio FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    It was about time to learn about Norwegian football...I heard there is an OOP diamond there.. Lundstram is his name.
    Eliteserien here i come.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      They are on a break too.

      1. Catenaccio FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What about the Australian football league? Anything interesting happening there?

        1. waldo666
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Season due to start on Thursday, not sure it will.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I know MLS is off too. NRL started last night, AFL is ok for now, tough Aussies

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Eliteserien postponed too.

  25. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I think they should:

    - end the season now with current league positions
    - allocate 3 points to the higher placed team for those that have a game in hand i.e. 3 for Man City and Sheff Utd
    - deduct 20 points from any team having breached FFP rules

    😎

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think West Ham should just be crowned winner of this years BPL and just be fine with it. We deserve it.

  26. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    All this chaos because of the cruel "wet" meat markets in China.

    We knew about the horrific treatment of animals in these places where live animals were kept with meat and slaughtered in filthy conditions ... And we did nothing.

    Now look at this mess.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Man just wanted a juicy bat to munch on.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      all because of someone fancied a bat for tea

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers, worked out my lunch.

    4. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Oh for Christ’s sake, spare us your veggie bs. Bore off!

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I mean, if the entire world were vegetarians we would be happily discussing who to get in for BGW31 now

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This is literally fake news. Theres no proof that the virus came from eating bush meat, its a vegan fabricated urban myth.

  27. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    At minimum, games will proceed this weekend with no fans.
    At worst, they suspend the season, indefinitely.

    I think we're looking at a worst case scenario.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Well arsenal def wont play if they are all isolating.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        that plunge by many on Auba didnt age well

  28. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Get well soon Mikel Arteta and anybody else who is affected or their families are by the virus.

    If you are blessed enough to have your parents/grandparents/elderly relatives or friends, try to advise them to self isolate.

    Look after yourself and if possible support others, especially those of high risk and with underlying respiratory issues.

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks doc

      1. lespaul
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lol