Arsenal’s Premier League game with Man City next month is POSTPONED to curtail their Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven, which was canceled ‘due to insufficient police staff’ in London
- Arsenal would play against Manchester City in the Premier League on October 19
- This match has now been postponed so they can play against PSV Eindhoven instead
- This Europa League match was to be played on Thursday evening
- However, it was postponed due to police shortages ahead of the Queen’s funeral
The Premier League has agreed to postpone Arsenal’s scheduled game against Manchester City next month so that they can instead play their rescheduled Europa League match with PSV Eindhoven.
Arsenal was set to host the Dutch club on Thursday, but the match was canceled due to police shortages ahead of the Queen’s funeral next Monday.
It has now been confirmed that this match will take place on Thursday, October 20, while the Gunners’ game against City, scheduled to be played on October 19, has been rescheduled.
A new date for the Premier League clash will be announced in due course.
This decision means Arsenal will now be able to play all of their European matches before the national season pauses for the World Cup.
The Gunners won their opening game in the league 2-1 at FC Zurich last week.
However, Mikel Arteta’s squad is now facing a possible backlog in the games in the second half of the season.
Arsenal’s game with Man City has been postponed so The Gunners can play in the Europa League instead
Arsenal will now play their Europa League home game against PSV Eindhoven next month
Football was postponed in the UK last weekend following the Queen’s death, meaning their match with Everton will have to be rescheduled.
They now also need to find a suitable time to play against City, and as neither club has a free midweek between now and the World Cup, it seems that this match will now be played after Christmas.
City themselves face a similar challenge as they have to rearrange their matches with Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal now have to reschedule two league games after their weekend game was postponed
Pep Guardiola has said he is not concerned that congestion on the playground equipment will become a problem
Pep Guardiola didn’t seem too concerned when asked in his Champions League press conference on Tuesday about the possibility of game congestion for his team.
‘The Premier League has the ability to find’ [room for] the fixtures,” he said.
“Maybe the game to Tottenham will be in February or March, because now I don’t think it’s possible. We will find a way.
“There is the Carabao Cup, FA Cup at the time, but we will find a way. We’re going to play this postponed game, that’s no problem. The fixtures were always so tight every season.’