Premier League clubs have been proactive in responding to the coronavirus crisis
With Premier League football suspended until April 30 at the earliest, clubs have turned their focus on helping their local community in a bid to keep spirits high.
Talk of when and how football resumes – and when clubs plan to return to training – was placed in perspective on Monday as Britain prepared to force people into self-isolation. Football is the lifeblood of so many of our communities, but these are unprecedented times as the Covid-19 crisis deepens.
With hundreds of thousands of families stripped of their weekend pre-match rituals and post-match social engagements, the spotlight is now on how Premier League clubs can help their community.
All 20 top flight clubs are doing their bit in society to ensure those most in need of help are being reached amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Arsenal are seeking ways of helping the Islington community during the pandemic
The Hub, home of Arsenal in the Community at the Emirates Stadium, has closed until further notice, but the club are continuing to support the local Islington community in these difficult times.
The Gunners are in discussions with local groups to find new ways to support our most vulnerable groups as the situation develops. They are liaising with the local authority and are exploring many areas where they can help.
Arsenal will be announcing specific confirmed initiatives very soon, but they are keen to explore online coaching and teaching, and staff volunteering to have regular phone contact with elderly local people feeling isolated.
They are also looking…