Arsenal vs PSV Europa League Clash Called Off Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

Arsenal vs PSV Europa League Clash Called Off Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
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  • Arsenal's Europa League meeting with PSV will not be going ahead as earlier planned
  • The match has been postponed to a later date as preparations for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II hit top gear
  • The Gunners could see their Premier League match with Brentford set for next weekend in London also postponed
  • The Mikel Arteta-tutored side had a bright start to their Europa League campaign, picking three precious points against FC Zurich in their group opener

Arsenal's Europa League clash with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven has been called off.

The Gunners were scheduled to host PSV at the Emirates Stadium in their second Group A clash of the continental competition on Thursday, September 15.

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However, the fixture will not go ahead as earlier planned, with the death of Queen Elizabeth II plunging preparations for the match into limbo.

The development was confirmed on Monday, with UEFA announcing that the fixture would be postponed due to ‘severe limitations on police resources’ in London ahead of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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‘The UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed with a new date to be communicated in due course," a UEFA statement said.
‘This is due to the severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," the statement added.

According to Metro UK, the same fate could meet other top-level matches scheduled to be played over the weekend.

Chelsea are billed to be in action against Liverpool at London's Stamford Bridge, while Brentford are set to host Arsenal in another London match.

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