Postponed after the death of Elizabeth II, Arsenal-PSV has a new date (and it’s a problem in the Premier League)

The match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven, scheduled for this Thursday and postponed due to insufficient police resources for ceremonies and tributes to Elizabeth II, has been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday 20 October. The Gunners’ Premier League match scheduled for the day before against Manchester City has therefore been postponed to a later date.

Play on Wednesday evening, then again on Thursday at the very beginning of the evening, all on the same lawn? Obviously unimaginable. Rescheduled for Thursday October 20 at 6 p.m., the match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven automatically results in the postponement of Arsenal-Manchester City, scheduled the day before at 9 p.m. in the Premier League.

« The Premier League have agreed with UEFA to postpone Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester City, originally scheduled to be played on October 19, to allow for the rearranged UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven. “, reads the official press release.

Several matches postponed due to events surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Last Thursday, part of life came to a standstill in Britain, when the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced. Very quickly, the Premier League made the decision to postpone all weekend matches.

This Thursday, Arsenal was originally to receive PSV Eindhoven as part of the second day of the Europa League. For security reasons, the decision was made to postpone this match. The available police forces – mostly requisitioned for the events surrounding the Queen’s death – were no longer sufficient to supervise the match and ensure the safety of all the fans.

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