Why is Arsenal vs Manchester City postponed this week?
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 18
This week’s match at the Emirates is off (Pictures: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images, Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

A bumper midweek fixture list takes place in the this week – with the exception of vs which has been postponed.

The mouthwatering game between the two teams at the was due to take place at The Emirates this week, but the postponement has left fans bitterly disappointed.

in the Premier League table and the match could have presented with the opportunity to pull seven points clear of the defending champions.

fanatics will now have to wait a little longer to see the two clubs go toe-to-toe on the same pitch in this season’s title race.

Here is why Arsenal vs Manchester City has been postponed and when the match will be rescheduled for.

Why is Arsenal vs Manchester City postponed?

Arsenal’s match with has been postponed because Arsenal are playing against PSV Eindhoven in the on Thursday night.

Their group stage match with PSV was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 15, but this was postponed due to concerns over the pressure placed on the Metropolitan Police as is prepared for the funeral of just four days later.

Arsenal sit pretty at the top of the Premier League table (Picture: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The Europa League match was rescheduled for Thursday, October 20 at 6pm, meaning that Arsenal’s game with City, which was due to be played on Wednesday, October 19, could not go ahead.

The North Londoners were informed they had to complete their Europe League group fixtures by Thursday, November 3 or they would risk forfeiting the three points.

Given this week was the only slot the match could be played in, the Premier League agreed to the postponement.

When will Arsenal vs Manchester City be rescheduled for?

A date has not yet been selected for the rescheduled Arsenal vs Manchester City game.

The Premier League said in a statement: ‘A new date for the Arsenal FC v Manchester City FC fixture will be announced in due course.’

Due to the and caused by the taking place in the middle of the season, the match could even be rescheduled towards the end of the season.

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