UEFA confirm new Arsenal vs PSV date as Premier League game vs Man City postponed – Football.London

UEFA have confirmed that the Europa League clash between Arsenal and PSV at the Emirates Stadium will now take place on Thursday October 20th at 18:00. The game was initially due to be played on Thursday September 15th, but had to be postponed due to a lack of police resources available in the aftermath of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The new date means that Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium will now also be moved. That game was due to take place on Wednesday October 19th, but will now be rescheduled to a date that is yet to be confirmed.

There had been concerns that the Gunners may even have to forfeit the game due to the lack of available dates as a result of the congested pre-World Cup fixture list. However, UEFA confirmed in a statement that a new date had now been arranged.

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“UEFA today announced that the UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally scheduled to be played on Thursday 15 September, will now be played on Thursday 20 October at 19:00 CEST (18:00 local time),” the statement read.

“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 19 October.

“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 PSV game was the second fixture in a row that Arsenal had suspended after the Premier League decided to call off all fixtures last weekend as a mark of respect to the Queen, with their game against Everton needing to be rescheduled. They will, however, be in action this Sunday when they take on Brentford after the Premier League confirmed that the match would be taking place, but with an earlier kick off time.

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