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The gestures of the richest Premier League clubs to fight against coronavirus

In ‘normal’ circumstances, clubs employ a multitude of matchday, casual and general non-playing staff and it’s also vitally important how the clubs look after these people when they can’t work.

There’s been a lot of controversy over the decision taken by the likes of Tottenham, Bournemouth and Newcastle to furlough their staff, especially given the wealth of their owners.

Looking further afield, we look at how the wealthiest owners in the country are reacting to the situation and what they are doing to help.

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Man City – Abu Dhabi Group / Sheikh Mansour. Net Worth £17.7bn (Forbes)

City have opened up the use of the Etihad stadium’s executive boxes and conference rooms to help with the training of doctors and nurses.

With no football set to be played at the ground for the foreseeable future, the club have said the NHS can make use of the stadium for “whatever may be required”.

City COO Omar Berrada also sent a message to casual workers confirming that casual workers will be paid until the end of the season.

Chelsea – Roman Abramovich. Net Worth £9.2bn (Forbes):

Chelsea have offered the use of Stamford Bridge’s Millenium hotel for use by NHS staff as accommodation.

The club will also work with women’s charity Refuge to raise money and awareness of domestic abuse of vulnerable people during the current quarantine period.

Non-playing staff are still receiving full pay.

Arsenal’s box office is set to go a while without any ticket sales
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Arsenal – Stan Kroenke. Net Worth £8bn (Forbes):

Arsenal will continue to pay staff in full to April 30 and monitor the situation thereafter.

The club also announced that the club foundation will donate £100,000 to local charities, a further…

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