Arsenal could qualify for UCL if Premier League season declared void

Arsenal could qualify for UCL if Premier League season declared void

- Arsenal are currently ninth on the Premier League table

- The 2019-2020 season has been suspended due to the spread of coronavirus

- The Gunners could qualify for the Champions League if Premier League is declared void

Arsenal could be featuring in next season’s UEFA Champions League if the suspended Premier League season is declared null and void, Daily Star reports.

The Gunners are currently 9th on the Premier League table, but things may change as league stakeholders are set to meet to decide how the season will end.

The continued spread of the coronavirus has forced league administrators to suspend the competition until April 4.

Reports say FA boss Greg Clarke has informed top club officials that he is not sure if the current league season will end up getting finished.

If the season is declared void, the Gunners' fifth position last season would be good enough to get them a slot in next season Champions League.

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Recall that Manchester City have been banned from UEFA competitions, if this appeal isn’t overturned, that could make way for the Emitates stadium side.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Liverpool could be denied their first league in title in 30 years if 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs vote to void the 2019-2020 season which has been suspended till April 4.

Premier League chiefs ordered the suspension of the league due to the continued spread of the coronavirus which has now killed 35 people in the UK.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus including Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi with over 1300 people infected in the country.

Liverpool are currently 25 points ahead of second placed team Manchester city, but their fate now lies in the hands of other Premier League teams.

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The final decision as regards what happens will depend solely on 14 out of the 20 clubs.

The are two options, the first would be to end the season as it stands, an idea which will be massively supported by Jurgen Klopp’s side, while the second is to host a play-off competition.

Meanwhile, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has reportedly denied claims that he will help former teammate Ronaldinho financially to get out of prison in Paraguay.

Ronaldinho is now spending a week inside jail in Paraguay after being arrested for entering the country with fake international passport.

There were reports that Lionel Messi who enjoyed playing together with Ronaldinho is planning to roll out the sum of £3.25 million so as to help his friend get out of prison.

But Lionel Messi's advisors claimed that the Argentine will not be helping the Brazilian financially.

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They also claimed that Lionel Messi only sympathized with Ronaldinho over the heartbreaking incident and he never planned to help with money.

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