Unscheduled Premier League break likely to aid Arsenal rivals? (Opinion)

There is no Premier League football this weekend following the unfortunate death of HM the Queen, and we are expected to see next weekend’s fixtures called off also, and I feel like Arsenal will not be the winners from the postponements.

We are still expected to be in action on Thursday when we are scheduled to play host to PSV in the Europa League, which should help us to maintain some form and keep in the swing of things, but with a potential two weeks without Premier League football when we were flying high cannot have been ideal.

While we could take positives from the fact that we could have Emile Smith Rowe, Thomas Partey and Cedric Soares back from injury when we are next in action now, we have coped without the trio so far this season, and I believe we would have continued our top form regardless.

Our rivals are definitely boosted by the break however. Chelsea have just changed manager to bring Graham Potter in to replace Thomas Tuchel, and this means that he will now have an extended time to work with his new squad before having to try and turn his side’s PL form around.

Manchester United clearly need more time with their new boss, with some new signings likely to be regulars in their side once given time to settle, and while they have a four-game winning streak to boast at present, their football is definitely not the finished article.

Liverpool are yet another side who have had issues thus far, and they will no doubt be one to watch on their return to PL football when we return also.

It may be nice having out time at the top extended, not that I believe we were on course to slip up against either of Everton or Brentford, but I think our rivals definitely get the better deal by the latest unscheduled (but understandable) break from the beautiful game.


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  1. The break is currently benefiting the big clubs, but it will congest their schedules later if they’re still participating in a European competition

    I’d also prefer Arsenal to play since some of our rivals are still in limbo, but we can’t change the situation. Let’s just see the silver lining

  2. It does not benefit anybody. Partey May come back when we resume play but can go back to sidelines pretty soon as well.
    I lost hope in him due to his injury record

  3. Just a gentle reminder that we host PSV this Thursday and after the imminent break again next week in honor of her majesty’s burial, we face Spurs….

    😃😃😃 Will it be party over for us at the top guys? Cos facing spurs givese this very cold chill, I prefare we face man city than Spurs.

  4. Whether we play now or later, what will happen, will happen.
    I do miss the football weekend though. It can be quite boring without it.

    On the positive note. Let us look forward to our next upcoming match against PSV at the Emirates.
    Hope we get the 3 points and stamp a strong foot on the 1st position.

    Interesting to see the team Arteta selects for the PSV match with the much needed rest that the players have gotten.

    The reoccurring injuries to Partey and Smith-Rowe is saddening, especially for Partey which leaves a huge void and quality being dropped in our midfield.

    I am beginning to give up on Partey staying fit for straight 5 matches, which is annoying and sad.

    Hopefully, Lokonga gets to improve each week and stay fit too.

    Martinelli, although he is still quite raw and poor sometimes with his delivery and decision making in the 18 yard box.
    He is in the form of his life. I believe he would keep on improving in his all round game play and stay fit too.

    Marquinhos gives me the buzz and I believe he is also ready for the EPL to give healthy competition to Saka.
    He is physical, fast, and good with the ball. I guess the right wing is sorted out.

    I pray we get back to more winning ways and pick up momentum for the tough upcoming fixtures ahead.

  5. Personally not a royal family follower,but having had to watch documentaries about her life (misses)I will say an extraordinary lady who didn’t have a choice for the life she gave to this country for 70 years ,yes privileged beyond anyones imagination but a sheltered life .
    Talk of football for me as been put on the back burner ,as I have 3 mates who have all served for this country and after seeing what it means to them football for me comes second for the next week or 2 .

  6. I find it upsetting and obscene, that anyone would care about a few football matches being postponed at a time like this. Possibly the greatest person that has ever walked these British shores has died, an occassion of saying farewell to our Queen and installing our King is far more important than matches v Everton and Brentford. If people cannot understand the magnitude of such events, then that is their problem. Sometimes sport gets outweighed by reality.

    Farewell my Queen and Long live the King.

  7. Arsenal should not worry nor bother over the cancellations of this weekend’s and nest weekend’s EPL match fixtures by the FA. Of which the late British Monarch, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s son, Prince Edward is it’s president.
    This cancellations by the FA was done to honour and pay our respects to the late Queen as I believe us all know.
    To me, ideally, the cancellations of the week 7 and 8 of the EPL match fixtures scheduling should resume with the same week 7 and 8 match fixtures without jumping to week 9 match fixtures. So that Arsenal will host Everton and play away to Brentford befits playing host to their arch North London rivals Tottenham Hs in a big game all in sequencing order.
    But it’s look like the Premier League will jump to week 9 programs without first have the week 7 and 8 programs taken care of.
    Therefore, after Arsenal have successfully dealt PSV a big blow in the Europa League which they should. The Gunners should train harder than they have trained harder this season before they play host to the Spuds in a big game which the Gunners MUST win for Arsenal unfailingly. So that Arsenal will jealously safeguards their leadership on the EPL table. But not allow the Spuds to wreck any havoc in the game against them. But rather, the Gunners should forcefully at gun point make the Spuds pay dearly with a devastating match defeat to them for their engineering the denying Arsenal a UCl spot last season.

    1. The Queen will be laying in state on Thursday, i cannot see how London matches can go ahead that day, with over a million people expected in the capital?

  8. With the Queen laying in state Thursday – Monday it looks like all London matches will be cancelled as millions are expected to come to London to pay their respects.

    There is simply not enough police available for football matches.

    Rangers have put their match with Napoli back for 24 hours, Arsenal should bring their match with PSV forward and like Rangers ban away fans. Otherwise we are going to be looking at possibly fitting Everton, PSV and Brentford away matches into the schedule.

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