Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Manchester City next month has been postponed and replaced by the Gunners’ rearranged Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven.
The north Londoners were due to take on the Eredivisie giants this Thursday but due to police restrictions due to the Queen being in state, the game had to be postponed.
It will now be played on Thursday 20 October instead, with Arsenal’s previously scheduled game against City the night before making way.
A statement read: “The Premier League has agreed with UEFA to postpone Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester City, originally played on October 19, to allow for Arsenal’s rearranged Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven .
‘Arsenal vs PSV, originally scheduled for Thursday 15 September, will now be played on Thursday 20 October at 18:00 CEST.
“A new date for the Arsenal v Manchester City game will be announced in due course.”
The game change means Arsenal are now one of eight Premier League sides who have two league games to make up as a result of the Queen’s death.
Last weekend’s football was canceled from the grassroots to the top flight in honor of the Queen following her death last Thursday, causing Arsenal’s clash with Everton to be postponed.
Both that game and the game against City – both set to be played in the Emirates – are now likely to be played in 2023, with Arsenal not having a midweek free until the start of the World Cup on November 20.
Arsenal had to reschedule their clash with PSV before November 7 – when the draw for the next stage is made – or they would have lost the game.
A statement from Arsenal added: “All tickets purchased for the original date of this match [vs PSV] remain valid, including tickets purchased through Ticket Exchange or received via Ticket Transfer.
“We are working with the authorities to have Manchester City’s game rescheduled and all tickets (including those purchased via Ticket Exchange or received via ticket transfer) and/or hospitality packages purchased for that game are for the rescheduled one date valid.
‘For season ticket holders who sold their ticket via Ticket Exchange or transferred their ticket via Ticket Transfer, your ticket will remain inactive for both postponed dates.’
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