Newcastle fans get FA Cup hint as Arsenal chiefs reveal what was said at the Premier League meeting

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On Friday, Newcastle United and its Premier League rivals held a videoconference with Premier League officials with end-of-season suggestions rejected by the clubs.

Instead, high-level bosses have emerged to signal their intention to end the season in the Premier League and the FA Cup.

Scrapping the FA Cup to reduce aircraft congestion does not appear to be on the cards.

A Premier League statement said yesterday that matches would not resume in May as previously hoped and that football bosses would have to wait for the government’s green light before resuming action.

Arsenal has since become the first club to speak publicly about the meeting and a statement reads: “We fully support the objective of all national league and cup matches in the 2019/20 season to be played, in order to maintain the integrity of each competition.

“The restart date is constantly being revised as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic grows and we continue to work with all stakeholders through this very difficult time. “

Arsenal had to face a trip to Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final with Newcastle against Man City.

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