The Premier League has approved a new Reserve League format after receiving feedback from member clubs, according to an Arsenal official website story. The new format splits the teams into three groups: the Southern (where Arsenal is) and the Northern A & B. The winners of each group will play each other in a playoff at season's end, with the two Northern winners facing off to see who will face the Southern group winner.
|Southern Group||Northern Group A||Northern Group B|
|Arsenal||Bolton Wanderers||Blackburn Rovers|
|Aston Villa||Manchester City||Blackpool|
|West Bromwich Albion||Newcastle United||Liverpool|
|West Ham United||Wigan Athletic||Sunderland|