Arsenal set for further fixture congestion after yet another postponement

Arsenal’s clash with PSV has now been called off on Thursday, with fears that our Premier League outing on the weekend will be our third consecutive match put off until a later date.

The World Cup in Qatar being moved to the winter made sense due to the climate, but the knock-on effect on the league season has made things difficult, and now we will now have to fit at least two more fixtures into our already jam-packed calendar. While the death of HM the Queen has rocked the country, and she will be laid to rest in a week’s time, the ramifications on the police service and emotions of the nation are needing to be managed, and our clash with PSV is just a minor casualty in the grand scheme of things, but the disruption could have a longer-term effect on how our season plays out.

I personally thought that Thursday was the more likely fixture to go ahead as scheduled, with our weekend fixture now looking extremely unlikely to be played, and I do wonder when these new fixtures will be booked in, with the EL clash more urgently needing to be completed. I imagine that we will be expected to complete this fixture before the final group games are set to be played, on November 3 which could prove difficult.

Do you believe it would have been convenient/possible to have played the fixture behind closed doors instead? Could there be issues in finding a suitable time for the rescheduled match?


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  1. Funny how Arsenal are always the team to be inconvenienced. VAR victimisation notwithstanding. Nothing said about the Chelsea match of course.

  2. How is it that the Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg game can go on in London,Wednesday, but our UEL game cannot go on a day after? Then again, our game vs Brentford is at risk while the game at Stamford Bridge is being considered a go? What really is going on?

    Again, football bears the brunt of these decisions to call off games; the Cricket, horse racing, the rugby and the Darts all can go on. The football had to be postponed…. don’t get it.

    1. is it there are police resources for Chelsea on Wednesday along with a millwall v QPR championship fixture but not for our game on Thursday?

  3. Well, at least, the game away to Brentford is allowed to go on, albeit with a 12 noon kick- off, rather than the scheduled 2pm.

  4. Doh! Its not only Arsenal that is being disrupted. Why are people still banging this WO IS ME DRUM about Arsenal. We are treated no different to anyone else. Get over it.

  5. The PSV game is cancelled because of police Intel on the known PSV hooligans and the amount of police needed are just not available.

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