Premier League rules out playing Christmas Eve match at 16.00 GMT

Martin Atkinson

Given his say, Wenger admitted at his weekly press conference that he would rather not kick off any later than 2pm if Arsenal are asked to play on Christmas Eve.

However, it is understood that he has not ruled out earlier kick-offs on that day with Sky Sports still considering the controversial plan of moving Arsenal v Liverpool - plus potentially one other match - from Saturday December 23 to the following day.

Under the current broadcasting arrangements, Sky can not move its pick to 23 December at 17.30 GMT, as that spot on Saturday afternoon is one of the reserved slots for BT Sport.

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to face off on Christmas Eve.

"I know that we have to adapt to the schedule dictated by TV", Wenger said.

"I still feel that could happen if we play early". I would prefer to be at home on Christmas night and celebrating.

"What you wouldn't like to sacrifice is the evening with family, but overall we have moved towards a society where religion isn't considered in any decisions anymore".

Miles added the meeting with the Premier League's executive chairman, Richard Scudamore, had proved fruitful and he welcomed the opening of a channel of negotiation between the league and representatives from supporters of all 20 clubs.

The Premier League was reportedly considering switching the match to a 4pm kickoff on Christmas Eve, although chief executive Richard Scudamore has since confirmed that a late start will not happen. "TV rights, KO times, standing, security", said a statement posted by FSF's Twitter account. 6 [sic] week notice period to meet.

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