Why Arsenal vs Man City was postponed and when Premier League could rearrange it
After winning their fourth title in five seasons, City may have expected long-term rivals Liverpool to pose the greatest danger to their crown once more. While the Reds defeated Pep Guardiola and his team at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, there looks to be another challenger in town.
City and Arsenal, who were supposed to meet in a mouth-watering battle in the coming days, will now have to wait for that game of the season candidate. Here’s all you need to know about the cancellation and when it could be rescheduled.
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Why was Arsenal’s match against Manchester City postponed?
Next the death of the Queen last month, the following Premier League matchday was canceled, while the worldwide event also had an influence on Arsenal’s continuing Europa League quest. Their match against PSV was really canceled and had to be accommodated as a priority due to UEFA regulations.
Arsenal faced losing points when policing worries caused them to postpone the initial date (September 15) on the condition that the game could not be rescheduled in time. However, while the Gunners considered and proposed alternative solutions, such as changing their away fixture with PSV, this was ultimately not doable.
Following discussions with the Premier League and the European Union, a new date (October 20) was agreed upon, which meant that the domestic match versus City had to be rescheduled. As Guardiola’s team takes a break, nine other games will be played around the division.
When will Arsenal play Manchester City?
This is where the issues may begin. The Premier League will announce a new date shortly, but teams will have to put their domestic obligations on hold as players fly to the World Cup next month, before returning to top-flight action on Boxing Day.