Multiple journalists have confirmed that Jason Tindall will take Friday’s press conference for Arsenal. The briefing is scheduled for 9 in the morning.
Head coach Eddie Howe remains in self-isolation at his hotel room but has designed each of this week’s sessions according to The Mail’s Craig Hope. Howe has also watched videos of the sessions and relayed updates to his backroom team.
Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones are leading the sessions though it is Tindall who has become the primary figure in Howe’s absence. The 44-year-old was on the touchline against Brentford and filled in for the post-match press duties.
After the match, Tindall revealed that Howe had a significant impact during the game. The Chronicle has published the following from the assistant head coach:
“During the game, there was a direct link between him and Stephen Purches and he had a live feed so we could communicate with him.
“At 3-2 down we had a decision to make and in dialogue with Ed, those subs we made were jointly done.
“But Ed has to take a lot of credit for that, he’s the manager and he makes the final call. Bringing on Ryan Fraser certainly made the difference for us and he played his part in the third goal for Maxi.”
There is still a remote chance Howe could make the trip to Arsenal. If he tests negative on Friday, that would clear him to take the match according to Hope’s report as the symptoms have been traced back to 10 days before his positive test.
Though if he still tests positive, he’ll have to remain in isolation over the weekend but would be back in time for the all-important Norwich match on Tuesday evening.