The Premier League have confirmed the start and end dates for the World Cup interrupted 2022/23 campaign.
Despite a 42 day hiatus between 14 November and 26 December, the season only kicks off a week earlier than normal (6 August) and ends just a week later (28 May).
As you can imagine, that’s going to make for a ridiculously hectic domestic schedule which for Arsenal, could *fingers crossed* include European fixtures in addition to Carabao Cup and FA Cup commitments.
God knows how the players are going to cope.
You’ll remember that Qatar ‘won’ the right to host FIFA’s showpiece tournament back in 2010 and only afterwards did everyone point out that playing football in 50 degrees heat might be a bit dangerous for supporters and spectators, hence the decision to move the competition to winter for the first time in its history.