Arsenal’s Europa League clash on Thursday currently expected to go ahead

Arsenal are scheduled to play host to PSV in the Europa League on Thursday, and the match is still expected to go ahead.

The Gunners clash with Everton has been postponed, just as every EFL and Premier League match up and down the country has, following the death of HM the Queen on Thursday. We are also awaiting the official stance in regards to next weekend, when Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest, with more postponements expected also, but the Met police are reported by the Standard to have said that they are not against our Europa League clash going ahead in London on Thursday evening.

We opened our European campaign with a 2-1 win in Switzerland when beating FC Zurich, shortly after the Queen’s death had been announced, and while it wouldn’t have been a shock if our scheduled clash with PSV would have been moved, that no longer looks set to be the case.

While I don’t wish to go into the politics of whether football should or shouldn’t have been allowed to go ahead, the fact that the police are happy for Thursday’s clash to play as scheduled tells me the match will be played out.


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    1. I can only suggest that as it is an official period of mourning some officers – as well as other individuals in other walks of life – can choose to opt out during this period. It maybe that a certain number of police personnel need to be available for the game to be played

    2. A lot of officers needed to police the mass gatherings that are football matches won’t be a problem Thursday, wouldn’t be a problem this weekend either. It’s a consideration though and next weekend will be awkward even if the funeral is Monday people will pour into London beforehand.

  1. Well I rather have the game go on this weekend with black arm bands and munite silence , then total reschedule of games next week hence it’s her burial cos two weeks games off will pile more work load on players this world cup year.

    It’s no brained

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