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Arsenal’s Premier League match with Burnley is pushed back 24 HOURS to January 23

Arsenal’s Premier League match with Burnley is pushed back 24 HOURS to January 23 after Liverpool had their Carabao Cup semi-final legs postponed and rearranged for two weeks time due to a Covid outbreak


Arsenal’s visit from Burnley has been pushed back 24 hours due to the knock-on effect of having their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Covid-wracked Liverpool postponed. 

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds successfully lobbied the EFL to have Thursday’s first leg postponed, with the semi-final legs pushed back by two weeks. 

As a result, with the second leg at the Emirates Stadium now falling on Thursday, January 20, the Premier League have had to intervene in Arsenal’s league calendar.

Mikel Arteta’s side were due to play Burnley on Saturday, January 22, but that would have left less than 48 hours recovery time.  

The Premier League have since confirmed that the match will go ahead on Sunday, January 23, with a 2pm kick-off.   

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have seen the Premier League move their match against Burnley back

The Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg between Arsenal and Liverpool scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed following a Covid outbreak in the Liverpool camp

The Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg between Arsenal and Liverpool scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed following a Covid outbreak in the Liverpool camp

THE NEW DATES FOR THE CARABAO CUP

FIRST LEG

Liverpool vs Arsenal (Anfield)

Thursday, January 13 at 7.45pm

SECOND LEG

Arsenal vs Liverpool (Emirates)

Thursday, January 20 at 7.45pm

Mikel Arteta’s side are now no longer in action this week but have emerged with home advantage when the semi-final legs come back round later in the month.

Liverpool put in a formal postponement request to the EFL, who run the Carabao Cup competition, on Tuesday and they were successfully granted it on Wednesday afternoon. 

But Klopp’s team have now lost the advantage of concluding the tie in front of their own fans at Anfield.

The first leg should have been in London, on Thursday January 6, with the second leg on Merseyside a week later but Liverpool have been struck down by a Covid outbreak, with boss Klopp, his assistant Pep Lijnders and several players in isolation after positive tests.

The EFL agreed to postpone the tie with the first leg now set for Anfield on Thursday 13 January with the second leg a week later at the Emirates Stadium, on Thursday 20 January. 

More to follow. 

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