Premier League return: June 17 tabbed as restart date, will feature Arsenal vs. Manchester City, report says
Here's what to know about play resuming
We appear to be less than three weeks away from Premier League action returning. Two games will be played on Wednesday, June 17, including Manchester City vs. Arsenal, according to The Telegraph. It will be the first Premier League action in more than three months as the league was shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A full round of fixtures is expected to be scheduled for the weekend of June 19-20, the report says. The City vs. Arsenal game is a make-up from a prior matchday that was set to be completed right before the coronavirus outbreak. The initial news of the game's postponement came before Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19.
Premier League clubs returned to training earlier this month and voted to allow contact training this week. The U.K. government also gave the league a green light to return in June.
Aston Villa will also host Sheffield United on June 17, and then all teams would have 29 matches played and be on level terms heading into the weekend. The Premier League is expected to announce the decision on Thursday, according to the report.
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