The Premier League has come under scrutiny for failing to respond immediately over the outbreak of coronavirus.
Matches are set to be called off on Friday morning, as the Premier League convenes an emergency meeting.
This comes barely 24 hours, after it was confirmed that games scheduled for this weekend would go ahead.
However, the news of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta testing positive, has now triggered a change in plans.
Former Manchester United captain and Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, has now criticized the league for waiting until now to act, despite other top European leagues such as LaLiga and Serie A being suspended.
Neville tweeted: “It needed a PL manager to contract the virus for them to act! Embarrassing leadership from the Premier League.
“Hey Premier League/EFL you are making a right mess of this one!”