All three clubs’ domestic matches are anticipated to be postponed this weekend;
Following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham events have already been postponed, providing a clue as to what will happen during the morning DCMS meeting.
Chelsea was making an effort to acclimate and welcome Graham Potter as Arsenal was starting their Europa League campaign abroad in Switzerland.
Spurs, however, had the day off after their victory in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Royal Family announced that Her Majesty had passed away at the lovely age of 96 at just past 6pm (GMT) on Thursday, September 8, 2022, in the midst of all these events.
Many people still find it difficult to comprehend this news as a 12-day period of national mourning has commenced after serving as monarch for 70 years and developing such a close bond with the loving British population throughout that time.
King Charles III’s (her son’s) reign as the monarch is now upon everyone, but that crucial change in the organization of the Royal Family has been put on hold while people pay tribute to Her Majesty.
Players from Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham on their individual social media sites have expressed their condolences.
What happens to sporting events across the United Kingdom is a significant implication of this enormous development.
The death was well known by 7 o’clock, therefore both West Ham’s UEFA Conference League match against FCSB of Romania and Manchester United’s Europa League match against Real Sociedad were played as scheduled with all players donning black armbands and conducting a moment of silence as a mark of respect.
Burnley vs. Norwich and Tranmere Rovers vs. Stockport County, however, were not played on Friday because EFL games were immediately postponed.
The EFL’s statement as follows: “Today, the EFL was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II.”
“Over a 70-year reign, Her Majesty proudly served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with distinction. The Queen had a keen interest in sport, including football.”
“Her Majesty attended numerous FA Cup Finals throughout her reign and was an advocate for our national sport through her many years of service.”
“The Monarch was at Wembley Stadium in 1966 for perhaps our national game’s most famous moment to present captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England beat West Germany to win the World Cup.”
“On behalf of the League and its Clubs, we join the rest of the nation and people across the world in mourning the passing of our Queen, Elizabeth II. The thoughts of everybody at the EFL and our Clubs are with the Royal Family at this sad time for our country.”
“Consideration in respect of EFL fixtures will be discussed with the Government and the wider sport sector during the period ahead, and an appropriate announcement will be made at the earliest opportunity.”
The Premier League, EFL and FAWSL are scheduled to meet with the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) at 9 a.m. As a mark of respect for this national tragedy, all of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham’s men’s and women’s domestic games are likely to be canceled.
However, there have been several indications prior to the conference that this is likely to be the result of the different cancellations in several places.
At 1:30 p.m., Graham Potter was supposed to have his first press conference before Fulham, however that press conference has been postponed.
The Antonio Conte news conference prior to Tottenham’s match against Man City is probably going to suffer the same fate.
Since there was no post-game press conference and manager Mikel Arteta did not handle any media duties, Arsenal themselves did not update their social media accounts during the second half of their victory over FC Zurich.
There was no press conference scheduled for today regarding the Gunners.