Arsenal’s Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven has been moved to October 20.
The match was scheduled to take place on Thursday night, but was postponed due to police resource issues related to Queen Elizabeth’s death.
There were fears that Arsenal might have to lose the match if an alternative date was not found, but the Premier League agreed to postpone Arsenal’s match against Manchester City which was scheduled for October 19.
UEFA said in a statement that the match will now start at 6 pm on October 20.
“UEFA would like to thank the Premier League and the clubs concerned for their flexibility and cooperation in rescheduling the Europa League match which was postponed due to the impossibility for the local police forces to ensure its safe organization,” the statement said. is over.
The English Premier League said, that a new date for the Arsenal-Manchester City match will be announced in due course.
The league is already facing a challenge to rearrange all of last weekend’s matches, which were postponed as a sign of respect for the Queen, as well as three matches that were due to be played this weekend – Brighton against Crystal Palace, Manchester United against Leeds and Chelsea against Liverpool.
These games have been postponed due to problems with police resources, as authorities prepare for the Queen’s state funeral on Monday. Brighton’s match against Palace before the Queen’s death has already been postponed due to a planned rail strike. Although the strike has now been called off, the game is still being postponed due to police reasons.
Finding available slots on the calendar for all of these matches is particularly challenging this season due to the World Cup finals kicking off in Qatar in November and December.
High-level sources in the game have said that one option that may have to be considered is canceling the replays of the third and fourth round of the FA Cup for the third consecutive season to free up two midweek places in January and February to relieve congestion, but it is known that these matches could be of interest. Tremendous financial and athleticism, especially for clubs in the lower league.
The start of the new Barclays Women’s League season was called off last weekend after all English football matches were postponed as a sign of respect following the Queen’s death.
Arsenal will now open the season at home to Brighton on Friday evening, having originally been scheduled to be away at Manchester City for their first match.
The dates of all rescheduled matches will be announced in due course.
Arsenal manager Jonas Edivall would like to see all those matches played in one weekend, rather than facing a skewed table.
“My opinion, but I don’t think this will be important, is that in the WSL, all matches from this postponed round will be played on the same date,” the Swede said.
“So (then) you don’t create a league table where some player teams have played 10 games and some teams have played 11, you play in different sides of the transfer window and so on.
“I don’t think anyone would take that into account, but for me when I look at that from just trying to make it fair, it’s really important that the competition be fair for all the teams. I’m going to do it that way.”