Arsenal News: Second round Europa League tie between English club Arsenal and PSV at the Emirates Stadium has been officially postponed.
The match between Arsenal and PSV was set to take place next Thursday at the Emirates Stadium, London.
However, with Queen Elizabeth’s funeral coming up next Monday, London Police informed the authorities of their inability to provide enough security for the match.
Hence, UEFA decided to postpone the important Group A Europa League tie and confirmed that with a statement.
Arsenal News: Arsenal vs PSV postponed
Arsenal’s Europa League fixture against Dutch outfit PSV has been postponed due to the police shortage in London.
While confirming the news UEFA stated in an official statement, “UEFA today announced that the UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally to be played on Thursday 15 September, has been postponed with a new date to be communicated in due course.”
Both Arsenal and PSV have also issued their separate statements regarding this.
Earlier after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, all kinds of football matches in England including the English Premier League, every division of the English Football League, and the Women’s Super League were postponed.
Apart from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland also decided to postpone football matches as a tribute to the Queen.
Arsenal last featured in a football match on Thursday against Swiss Super League club FC Zurich. The Gunners defeated the Swiss club 2-1 in a tough away fixture. Brazilian winger Marquinhos and English striker Eddie Nketiah scored one goal each for the Gunners.
Arsenal made a great start to their English Premier League campaign. The Gunners defeated Crystal Palace, Leicester City, AFC Bournemouth, Fulham, and Aston Villa in their first five matches of this season. However, they suffered a shocking 3-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Gunners are still placed at the top of the EPL table. They have a one-point lead over defending champions Manchester City.
The Gunners are scheduled to face Brentford in their next match on Sunday. However, this fixture is also most likely going to be called off due to the Queen’s funeral next Monday. After this, there’s a break for the international window. So the Gunners will next feature against Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby.