Premier League's biggest winners and losers of World Cup as Arsenal suffer nightmare and Man Utd's success may backfire | The Sun
PREM clubs are beginning to emerge from their enforced winter hibernation.
Qatar 2022 brought an unprecedented pre-conceived six week shutdown half-way through the campaign.
But with bosses now starting to gear up through a series of friendlies for the Boxing Day return to Prem arms, the big question is how the World Cup will impact the domestic agenda.
SunSport looks at the 20 Prem teams to work out the likely winners and losers from a situation none of them will want to see repeated…
Still in: Ramsdale, Saka, Martinelli, Saliba.
Out: White (returned for family reasons), Xhaka, Jesus (injured), Tomiyasu, Turner, Partey.
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Jesus is facing a three-month absence after knee surgery, White went home without kicking a ball and Saliba hasn’t left the bench.
At least Saka has shone and Partey went back safe.
Verdict: Biggest losers of the lot. Potentially crippling blow.
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