Arsene Wenger speaks out against Christmas Eve fixture

Exclusive reports which Premier League live TV games on Christmas Eve

Premier League Chairman Richard Scudamore stated at a meeting with concerned fan representatives that no Premier League games would be moved to 4pm or later on Christmas Eve.

Arsenal are still likely to face Liverpool on Christmas Eve, but with the compromise of a lunchtime kick-off.

Wenger admits he club's have to accept the decision, but has warned Sky Sports that there should be no kick-off before 2pm.

"I know that we have to adapt to the schedule dictated by television, but overall I would say if that, personally, I don't think any games should be played after 2pm on Christmas Eve".

"Personally I would prefer to be at my home and celebrate Christmas, but I still feel that could happen if we played early on [Christmas Eve]", the Frenchman added.

Football fans have been spared the risk of potentially getting home in the early hours of Christmas Day morning after the Premier League confirmed any match on Christmas Eve would kick off before 16.00 GMT. You wouldn't want to sacrifice your evening with your family. "TV rights, KO times, standing, security", said a statement posted by FSF's Twitter account.

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore clarified that the December selections for live United Kingdom broadcast will be confirmed on 19 October, with the possibility the selection of New Year fixtures will take a further week to confirm. Fans from all clubs represented. 6 [sic] week notice period to meet. More midweek & Bank Holiday games broadcast.

Only once in Premier League history has a game ever been played on Christmas Eve.

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