How Queen Elizabeth’s Death Affects Arsenal Vs Man City League Match In October, More Details Emerge
The promising thriller between Arsenal and Manchester City has been postponed.
Arsenal and Man City were scheduled to tussle on 19 October but the match has been rescheduled due to the Gunners’ commitment in the Europa League.
Mikel Arteta’s side will now fulfil the Europa League fixture against PSV Eindhoven on 20 October.
Initially, Arsenal’s fixture against PSV Eindhoven was supposed to be played this Thursday but UEFA postponed the match due to logistical concerns ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s burial pegged on Monday next week.
Queen Elizabeth II. [Image: Andrew Milligan/Pool/Getty]
Confirming the postponement, the Premier League said:
“The Premier League has agreed with UEFA to postpone Arsenal’s Premier League match with Manchester City, originally due to be played on 19 October, to allow for Arsenal’s re-arranged UEFA Europa League match with PSV Eindhoven.
“Arsenal v PSV Eindhoven, originally scheduled to be played on Thursday 15 September, will now be played on Thursday 20 October, 18:00.
“A new date for the Arsenal v Manchester City fixture will be announced in due course.”
In other news on iHarare, the Premier League announced the resumption of matches this weekend but three fixtures remain suspended.
The three matches remain postponed due to events surrounding The Queen’s funeral.
“Premier League fixtures will resume this weekend after a pause to the season as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
“Seven of the 10 Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three matches postponed due to events surrounding The Queen’s funeral.
“In addition, kick-off times will change for two Premier League matches.”
Matches that are postponed includes Chelsea vs Liverpool; Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace and Manchester United vs Leeds United.