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.
BREAKING: The UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed due to the severe limitations on police resources. pic.twitter.com/3cKS0cuNBi
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 12, 2022
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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