• Newcastle manager fears integrity of competition in doubt
  • Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta also voices concern over ‘fairness’

Eddie Howe wants the Premier League halted if only half the games can be played safely and teams are missing players because of Covid. The Newcastle manager fears that continuing as planned leaves the integrity of the competition in doubt.

Five of this weekend’s games have been called off, although Newcastle’s match at home to Manchester City on Sunday is due to go ahead.

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