Arsenal given potential transfer opportunity following decision to end Ligue 1 season

Arsenal could be boosted by developments in France.

Arsenal may well have been handed a transfer opportunity as Lyon consider legal action against the decision to end the Ligue 1 season based on current standings.

It was announced today that Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned champions of the French top flight, while issues on Champions League qualification, promotion and relegation have also been settled.

This is bad news for Lyon, however, as it means they miss out on qualifying for the Champions League, and unsurprisingly they have not taken this news well.

As explained in the tweet below, journalist Chris Williams says a large part of Lyon’s anger could be down to having non-Champions League exit clauses in some of their players’ contracts.

It’s not clear if this would be all of their players, but it could be good news for us in our rumoured pursuit of Houssem Aouar.

We’ve been linked with the talented young French midfielder by the Sun and he’d certainly be an ideal signing to improve a problem position in our squad.

It may well be worth keeping an eye on this story, as our chances of raiding Lyon for Aouar may be given a significant boost if they do end up missing out on the Champions League.

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3 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    I cannot believe any Civil Court in Europe would find in favour of any Football Club raising an action for damages caused by a sensible decision made by an Authority as a direct consequence of the most widespread Pandemic in the history of this Planet.To put sporting considerations ahead of citizens lives would lead to another French Revolution.

  2. stevo says:

    Covid19 is mild. Deaths world wide stand at a quarter of one million i:e 250,000. The 1918 Pandemic killed the equivalent of 150 million In today’s world population numbers.
    Never the less while there remains a risk to public health precautions need to be taken. Right now football may not resume this year because of the second wave which will hit when the quarantines are lifted. Football if it is played at all this year will be behind closed doors..
    Declaring the league finished with all placings standing is the only fair answer.
    Liverpool declared League Champions.
    No relegation with Leeds and WBA promoted.
    As for adding to our roster this is highly unlikely.
    It is true there will be many clubs trying to off load their top earners to raise cash but who can afford to buy? We already have a glut of over paid under performing players all of whom will stay to hang on to their salary they wont get any where else.
    We have no one to sell and no one would pay what they are worth so we are stuck with them
    A few loans or cheap youngsters is the best we can expect…

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Liverfool has 25 pts lead and 1 game in hand

      so technically or mathematically if Liverfool win their next 2 games and lose the remaining 7, they could win the title with 1 point ahead….

      Thus Liverfool declared champions will means there is a precedent for any club in future to claim the title without mathematically winning it

      Any club in future that sits at the top of the table with at least a single point must be allowed to win the title if the league is cancelled/void or faced a lawsuit

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