The Premier League decided to postpone the London club’s midweek meeting against Manchester City in order to make room for Arsenal’s Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven. The new date for the fixture is next month.
Due to police shortages in London due to preparations for Queen Elizabeth II’s royal funeral, UEFA announced that the Arsenal-PSV match will now take place on October 20 instead of today.
The top two clubs in the Premier League were set to face off when Arsenal hosted Man City on October 19.
No new date for the Arsenal-Man City game has yet been decided, according to the Premier League. The World Cup in Qatar, which runs from November 20 through December 18, has already made the season crowded.
UEFA expressed appreciation for the Premier League’s flexibility and cooperation, as well as those of the affected clubs.
Prior to the draw for the round of 16 four days later, UEFA needed the Europa League schedule to be finished on time by November 3 to meet their deadline. Prior to the World Cup, Arsenal had no open clear midweeks.
Even though London’s police enabled yesterday’s Champions League match between Chelsea and Salzburg to go on as planned, the arrival of a sizable contingent of PSV supporters who had traveled from the Netherlands was more difficult. The league matchup between Chelsea and Liverpool at home on Sunday has also been postponed.