Arsenal news: Europa League clash against PSV Eindhoven is postponed with police resources stretched

Arsenal’s Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday has been postponed.

The decision was made following discussions between UEFA, the Metropolitan Police and the club. Police resources in London are understood to be stretched in the wake of the Queen's death last week. 

UEFA confirmed on Monday that the tie would not be played and that a new date for the match would be communicated in due course.

European football's governing body said the postponement was 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".

Arsenal kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 2-1 victory over FC Zurich last Thursday.

However, the Gunners were not in action over the weekend as all Premier League fixtures were postponed as a mark of respect following the death of the Queen.

Postponements in the competition mean Arsenal remain top of the standings, with Mikel Arteta's men holding a one point advantage over Manchester City.

Arsenal suffered their first defeat of the season at the start of September as they fell to a 3-1 loss away at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

While the Gunners will be out of action this midweek, Chelsea's home Champions League match against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday is expected to go ahead as planned, while the midweek EFL programme also unaffected.

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