General view of the pitch before kick off. Arsenal Women v Everton Ladies WSL football match, Meadow Park, Borehamwood, UK - 21 Apr 2019 Photo: Kate Green for The FA

Arsenal’s European involvement could be discussed by UEFA on Wednesday

Arsenal’s continued involvement in this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League could be discussed during a UEFA video conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The Gunners have qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition where they are scheduled to face French club Paris Saint-Germain over two legs.

The UEFA Women’s Champions League has been suspended along with several other UEFA competitions as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. It is understood that a dedicated UEFA working group have been looking at gaps in the footballing calendar for potentially rescheduling matches in recent days.

UEFA have announced that general secretaries of all 55 member nations have been invited to a video conference on Wednesday where a number of topics will be discussed. One of those topics should see members of UEFA’s working group provide feedback on the potential rescheduling of postponed fixtures which could include Arsenal’s ties in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. UEFA may suggest provisional revised dates for The Gunners to potentially take on PSG. Other options could involve further suspension or this season’s tournament being declared void.

It is thought that UEFA may also advise representatives from The Football Association on how they could instruct clubs to deal with player contracts expiring on 30 June should this season’s competitions extend beyond that date, while there could also be amendments made to the summer transfer window dates.

Arsenal have knocked out Italian club Fiorentina and Czech First Division runners-up SK Slavia Prague in this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League to set up their showdown with PSG.

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