The UEFA Europa League fixture between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed. The fixture was supposed to be held at the Emirates on Thursday 15 September. The rescheduled date will be announced in the future.
This is due to the severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues. Which occurred as a result of the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
UEFA announced: “UEFA today announced that the UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally to be played on Thursday 15 September, has been postponed with a new date to be communicated in due course.
“Our UEFA Europa League home fixture against PSV Eindhoven, scheduled for Thursday 15 September, has been postponed.
“The postponement follows liaison between UEFA, the Metropolitan Police and ourselves, after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Arsenal confirmed the same, stating: “We are working with the authorities to reschedule the match and any tickets (including those purchased via Ticket Exchange or received via Ticket Transfer) and/or hospitality packages purchased for this fixture will be valid for the rescheduled date.”
PSV also released a statement from their side: “The Arsenal – PSV match is still postponed. UEFA reported this to PSV on Monday afternoon. Last weekend it seemed that the game would be played next Thursday, but the national authorities in Great Britain have decided that insufficient deployment of police personnel is possible due to the funeral services of the British Queen Elizabeth in London.
“It is not yet known when the Europa League match will be made up. More information about this will follow. We will keep supporters who have bought a ticket for the match personally informed of developments by e-mail.”