It has been eight long months since fans remained in football stadiums in England.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted almost every walk of life, however how has the absence of the supporters effected on our gamers?

” It is certainly affecting the players,” Mikel Arteta states. “Now, for example with the lockdown: you win at Old Trafford, you feel ecstatic, your adrenaline is actually high, you go house and you wish to celebrate, you want to do something, but you just go home, by yourself – a few of the players live by themselves – and you go home, rest on the couch, which’s it.

” To find that function and state, ‘Okay, I work so tough for this moment, I want to enjoy it, I desire to have people around me’ however you have nothing, so it is a completely different life.

” In our case, when you try to develop a new project you need to engage the fans with the group. They have to see live what the group is transferring. It is entirely different on the TV, you are unable to do that.

” Without creating that chemistry in between players and fans, for them to believe, for them to see live what we are trying to do, it is complicated. We require that. The players have to feel, ‘Wow, these guys are truly behind us, they are truly pressing, they are liking what we are attempting to do … I feel more inspired, more engaged, I wish to get involved’ – and we are doing not have that.”