It saw Wright tweet: “FROM NOW ON… It’s not about Arsenal or the fans. It’s about no more Super Sunday on Sky!”
Neville swiftly replied: “It’s not Ian,” in response to it being about Tottenham vs Arsenal on Sky Sports.
Folarin Balogun and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have joined Middlesbrough and Roma on loan in recent days while Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are away on Africa Cup of Nations duty.
Tottenham’s hierarchy are furious with Arsenal’s appeal as they believe there isn’t a Covid outbreak at the club.
Neville argued that fans attending the game have been left in limbo by such a late announcement.
“I repeat this is not about Arsenal but all teams should be made to play from now on in the PL and EFL,” the former Manchester United defender vented.
“Also why has the decision been delayed until today when the request was last night at 6.30pm? Fans will be setting off from all over the place and will be in limbo!
“We can’t be calling fixtures off. If it was purely down to Covid and extraordinary circumstances where there were 10 or 15 players out [it would be acceptable].
🗣 “I honestly believe that all teams must be made to play their fixtures”
🗣 “We’re talking about teams calling games off based on if they think they have their best squad… it’s got to stop”@GNev2 and @Carra23 share their thoughts on recent postponements 💬 pic.twitter.com/6qBsmLOjyM
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 14, 2022
“But, we’re now talking about teams in the last few weeks where there’s no doubt they’ve been calling games off whether they think they’ve got the best squad or best team to win a game. It’s got to stop.
“That’s not a dig at Arsenal, I should’ve spoken two or three weeks ago.”
Jamie Carragher agreed with Neville’s comments and also said it wasn’t meant as a message to Arsenal.
Carragher believes young players from the academy should be getting chances in these situations and referred to Bayern Munich giving Paul Wanner his first appearance.
The 16-year-old made his debut against Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this month and became the youngest player to play for Bayern in Bundesliga history.