first_imgAdvertisement View 4 comments A number of Premier League clubs call for season to be ‘voided’ amid coronavirus outbreak The Premier League will meet on Friday to discuss their next steps (Picture: Getty)A ‘minority’ of Premier League clubs are expected to call for the season to be voided in an emergency meeting on Friday, which will determine the league’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League announced on Thursday night that all weekend matches would go ahead as planned but they were forced into an embarrassing reconsideration after Arsenal confirmed less than an hour later that Mikel Arteta had tested positive for coronavirus.A meeting is set to take place on Friday where delegates from all teams will state their case for how the Premier League should deal with the outbreak and the Independent claim there’s a minority of clubs in favour of ‘voiding’ the season. Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus (Picture: getty)That would mean that the results this term are not taken into account and there would essentially be a ‘reset’ of the league season once the Premier League determines it is safe enough to do so. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt’s a highly controversial stance given it would rob Liverpool of their first league title in 30 years, while the likes of Leicester City would be denied the benefits of Champions League football.But it’s clear a difficult decision is going to have to be made by officials and there is no easy way out of the situation. center_img The Premier League have had to backtrack after an earlier announcement (Picture: Getty)The European Championships were set to be held across 20 cities this summer but the tournament is now expected to be postponed for 12 months.That could allow the Premier League season to be extended but it’s unclear how far-reaching the outbreak will become and nor can scientists predict the state of play in weeks or months’ time. MORE: Man Utd expect to beat Chelsea and Liverpool to Jadon Sancho transfer – on one condition Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Mar 2020 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5kShares Advertisementlast_img

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