UEFA president Aleksander Cerefin has announced there is a ‘concrete plan’ for finishing the European season.
This announcement will be under intense focus at Arsenal. The Gunners are the only English team remaining in the Women’s Champions League.
They were due to play Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the competition before the footballing world was brought to a halt.
Lyon won the French title following the D1’s cancellation. PSG sat just three points behind the eventual winners.
The Women’s Super League looks set to follow suit with crunch talks at the FA this past Friday.
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This would leave Arsenal out of the Champions League places for next season. Their only chance at qualification would be to win the competition outright.
The Women’s Champions League final was supposed to happen next weekend. Viola Park was set to host the event in Vienna.
Cerefin says the season will most likely finish in August. He told BeIN Sports: “As things look now, I’m sure that we can finish the European season and this means UEFA competition.”Embed from Getty Images
This could leave Arsenal playing European competition in pre-season. With the WSL season still currently scheduled to start on the first weekend of September, the UEFA news could throw a spanner in the works for the London outfit.
Joe Montemurro will have to prepare his side to play at the top level before domestic competition has even started.
PSG would be a tough test of any team at any point in a season. Given a lack of game-time, the task would be all the more difficult.
The other British team left in the competition is Glasgow City. Pernille Harder and Wolfsburg were waiting for them in the quarter-finals.
With football returning to Germany and the Frauen-Bundesliga set to restart in the coming weeks, Wolfsburg would become instant favourites to win the competition.