Football means something to the players whether fans are there or not. That has always been true, of course. To some extent, it is perhaps not especially revelatory. But only now, in these weeks of quiet and still in the stadiums, has it been brought into sharp focus.
Premier League: Liverpool will become everyone’s primary target now, says former Arsenal ‘Invincible’ Gilberto Silva
Former Arsenal defender Gilberto Silva says he knows what it's like to be a dominant side in the Premier League, and like Arsene Wenger's 'Invincibles' Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will now become a target for other clubs.
Society could learn a valuable lesson from football in the ongoing struggle against racial discrimination, says former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Staging football matches without spectators must only be a short-term fix during the COVID-19 pandemic as the prolonged absence of fans could damage the game, former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said.
Premier League: From Pep Guardiola's record-breaking City to Arsene Wenger's Invincibles, five earliest title wins
On the 19th anniversary of Manchester United's landmark Premier League win, we at Firstpost take a look at the earliest title wins in Premier League history
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he's open to changes in offside law to make VAR decision easier
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is open to changes to the offside law to help address problems that have arisen since the introduction of VAR video reviews.
Arsene Wenger to suggest change to offside rule in IFAB meeting, hopes move will reduce controversial VAR decisions
FIFA’s head of global development Arsene Wenger will attempt to make a major change to the offside law which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of VAR
Premier League: Arsenal appoint former player Mikel Arteta as new manager; Spaniard hopeful of turnaround in club's fortunes
New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he was confident he would have the London club challenging for top honours again and asked for patience after being appointed head coach on a three-and-a-half year contract on Friday.
Premier League: Mikel Arteta will need to surround himself with supportive figures at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger
Arteta, who played for Arsenal from 2011-16, has been assistant to Pep Guardiola at City since leaving the north London club. Returning to Arsenal in the top job would be a big step up for the 37-year-old Spaniard
Premier League: Unai Emery is second in long line of victims to toxic discourse fermented by Arsenal Fan TV
Arsenal Fan TV has exclusively become the mouthpiece for knee-jerk reactions of match-going fans who demand their penny’s worth with little or no consideration for objectivity
For fans, by fans, against the club: Why AFTV's successes are intrinsically linked to Arsenal's failures
The story of Arsenal Fan TV — since rebranded as AFTV, reportedly after a polite request from the club not to infringe its copyright — begins, strictly speaking, in 2012
Premier League: Pep Guardiola talks up Mikel Arteta's potential as manager but adds he won't leave Manchester City this season
Former Arsenal captain Arteta, who joined Guardiola’s staff three years ago, was also backed for the job by Arsene Wenger before the long-serving Frenchman left the club
When any elite club in England starts to struggle, thoughts inexorably drift to Jose Mourinho, to the Special One, to a love that conquers all, an addiction that cannot be beaten.
Arsene Wenger accepted FIFA’s offer more than two months after it was first reported, and one week after talks with Bayern Munich about the German champion’s vacant head coach job
Bundesliga: Arsene Wenger denies claim of being turned down for Bayern Munich coach, says his ‘name came out of nowehere’
Arsene Wenger has contradicted a claim by Bayern Munich that they turned him down for the vacant head coach's job and accused the defending German champions of a lack of discretion.
Bayern Munich rule out Arsene Wenger as replacement for Niko Kovac despite Frenchman expressing interest
"Bayern Munich appreciates Arsene Wenger's work at Arsenal, but he is not being considered as coach," a source at the Bavarian club said.
Bundesliga: Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger evasive over replacing Niko Kovac as Bayern Munich head coach
Arsene Wenger has not ruled himself out of the running for the vacant head coach role at Bayern Munich while Ralf Rangnick, another potential candidate, is reportedly not interested.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich expecting to find replacement for Niko Kovac by 23 November, says club president Uli Hoeness
Kovac was sacked on Sunday after 16 months in charge in the wake of Bayern's 5-1 drubbing at Eintracht Frankfurt, which left the defending giants fourth in the Bundesliga table
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich part ways with coach Niko Kovac after humiliating loss against Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayern Munich on Sunday sacked coach Niko Kovac, a day after the German champions suffered a historic 5-1 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt — their worst Bundesliga defeat in a decade
Unai Emery was the man chosen to succeed Wenger as the first new Arsenal manager since 1996, but the club could be looking at another appointment soon with the Spaniard showing little sign of having improved the club's fortunes over the past 17 months.