‘It’s not about fans, it’s not about Super Sunday at Sky!’: Ian Wright pokes fun at Gary Neville for saying ‘all teams must play on’ after Arsenal’s request for the North London derby with Tottenham to postpone
- Arsenal have requested that their Tottenham game be postponed
- They claim they don’t have enough players to fill Sunday’s game
- Gary Neville thinks parties should put together a team and stop postponing games
- Ian Wright thinks Neville is angry because the postponement would ruin Super Sunday
Ian Wright has mocked his former England team-mate Gary Neville on social media, claiming the pundit only wants the North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal to go ahead so it doesn’t ruin Super Sunday on Sky Sports.
On Friday afternoon it was announced that The Gunners had submitted a request to the Premier League to postpone the match because the club did not have enough seniors to put together a match roster.
Mikel Arteta currently has four players away from the Africa Cup of Nations, while injuries and the suspension of Granit Xhaka have left him with limited resources.
Mikel Arteta’s squad is extremely stretched and Arsenal want Sunday’s game postponed
However, it is unclear how many players have tested positive for Covid-19, and that has angered Tottenham, who want the match to be played as scheduled.
During Friday Night Football ahead of Brighton’s home game with Crystal Palace, Gary Neville urged all teams to play their matches rather than reschedule, and he took to Twitter on Saturday morning to reiterate that his opinion was not an excavation at Arsenal.
He wrote: ‘I repeat, this is not about Arsenal, but all teams should be playing in the PL and EFL from now on. And why was the decision postponed until today, when the request was last night at 6:30 pm. Fans will be out and about from everywhere and in limbo!’
Gary Neville believes that all teams, including Arsenal, should be made to fulfill their fixtures
Ian Wright thinks Neville wants the match to go ahead so Super Sunday isn’t disrupted
Neville tweeted Saturday morning claiming he wasn’t trying to excite Arsenal fans
Wright hit back, mocking Neville’s reasons for wanting to play Sunday’s game
Wright reacted quickly and had different ideas about the reasons behind Marcel’s outburst.
“FROM NOW” It’s not about Arsenal or the fans. It’s not about no more Super Sunday on Sky!’ he replied.
If the highly anticipated clash is cancelled, it would be the 21st Premier League game to be postponed this season due to Covid-19.
The Premier League is expected to confirm on Saturday whether the match will go ahead.