Arsenal vs PSV: Europa League game called off due to ‘the insufficient deployment of police’
rsenal’s Europa League clash with PSV on Thursday has been postponed due to the strain on police resources following the death of the Queen.
An unprecedented policing operation in London ahead of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II means the game at Emirates Stadium has been called off.
UEFA have said a new date would be “communicated in due course”.
A UEFA statement read: “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.
“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.”
A PSV statement read: “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.”
More to follow.