BREAKING: Arsenal’s PL clash with Man City postponed
Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Manchester City has been postponed while its Europa League group game against PSV has been rescheduled for next Thursday October 20.
There were concerns Arsenal may have had to forfeit the match if an alternative date could not be found, but the Premier League has agreed to postpone the Gunners’ match against Manchester City, which had been scheduled for October 19.
Arsenal’s original game against PSV Eindhoven, which was due to be played at the Emirates on Thursday, was postponed due to a lack of available police in London while the UK mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
A UEFA statement said: “UEFA today announced that the UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally scheduled to be played on Thursday September 15, will now be played on Thursday October 20.
“The rescheduling of this match was possible after the decision of the Premier League to postpone the domestic match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC originally due to be played on October 19.
“UEFA would like to thank the Premier League and the clubs concerned for their flexibility and cooperation in the rescheduling of the UEFA Europa League match which had been postponed due to the impossibility for local police forces to guarantee its secure staging.”
The Premier League statement added: “The Premier League has agreed with UEFA to postpone Arsenal FC’s Premier League match with Manchester City FC, originally due to be played on October 19, to allow for Arsenal FC’s re-arranged UEFA Europa League game with PSV Eindhoven..TAP.TO.CONTINUE.READING
The league already faces a challenge to rearrange all of last weekend’s matches, which were postponed as a mark of respect to the Queen, plus three games due to be played this weekend which are; Brighton v Crystal Palace, Manchester United v Leeds and Chelsea v Liverpool.