Monday 23 April 2018

Gunners v Reds set for Christmas Eve feast

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool battle for possession when the two teams met in August. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool battle for possession when the two teams met in August. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Arsenal and Liverpool could play on Christmas Eve in only the second 'Super Sunday' fixture staged on that day.

Sky Sports is planning to announce next month that at least one Premier League match will be held on December 24, the first time for 22 years any top-flight game will have been scheduled then.

Sky is likely to want to select the best fixture of the weekend for broadcast on its flagship 'Super Sunday' programme, with Arsenal v Liverpool the standout clash.

The only previous Christmas Eve Premier League match was Leeds United v Manchester United in 1995, which also took place on a Sunday.

December 24 has only fallen on that day twice since, in 2000 and 2006, when a decision was taken not to switch games from the Saturday for live broadcast. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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