Friday, 13 March 2020 18:23

 

All Premier League football has been suspended until April 4 due to coronavirus.

An emergency meeting was held between top-flight clubs this morning and it was decided to postpone fixtures for the next three weeks after Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton’s first-team squads went into self-isolation.

A statement read: "Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time."

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19."

"In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority."

"Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim is to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so."

"In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate."