Due to a shortage of police personnel after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week, Thursday’s Europa League match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed.
This week, London will need a massive police operation since the queen will be in state from Wednesday until her burial on Monday, September 19.
The match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Europa League, scheduled to take place on September 15, has been postponed, according to a statement released by UEFA on Monday.
This is due to the significant resource constraints on the police and the organizational problems resulting from the continuing activities accompanying the period of national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Following the queen’s passing on Thursday, all football fixtures in England and Scotland were postponed for the weekend.
The Sunday Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford is also in question because of the shortage of police personnel.
The Gunners have a string of games coming up in a season that will already be cut short by the first-ever winter World Cup.
Before the World Cup break starts on November 13, Mikel Arteta’s team is scheduled to play every midweek game outside the forthcoming international break.
The UEFA club tournaments’ group rounds are scheduled to end on November 3, and the knockout stage drawings are expected on November 7.