Arsenal has confirmed the postponement ot their second Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven, MySportDab reports.
In a message shared on its Twiiter Handle handle, the London-based club confirmed the postponement citing the preparations for the burial of late Queen Elizabeth II, 96, and the attendant security issues as the reason.
Our @EuropaLeague fixture with PSV has been postponed.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 12, 2022
The statement by the club reads:
“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.
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.”
They also confirmed that ticket holders who have sold their ticket thorough Ticket Exchange or transferred their ticket through Ticket Transfer, will have the ticket remain inactive for the rescheduled date.
Preparation for the burial of Late Queen Elizabeth has started in earnest and there were concerns of security whcuh may warrant the postponements of some games, especially matches that are to be played in London.
Queen Elizabeth will be buried on September 19, 2022. Chelsea vs Liverpool match may also likely be affected as security concern mounts.
All the 20 Premier League clubs have paid tribute to the late when the news of her passing was disseminated.
Arsenal won their opening Europa game against Zurich and were expected to take on PSV Eindhoven at the Emirates for the second fixture.