The Europa League Match Has Been Postponed Due To Police Resources Being Diverted To Set Up The Late Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral Route
Arsenal Vs PSV Eindhoven Canned Due To Lacking Police Security
The highly anticipated Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven match, which was supposed to take place on Thursday, has been canceled pending a new date being organized, due to the Gunners being informed by Emirates Stadium that the reduced security caused by resources being redirected to manage the funeral route of the late Queen Elizabeth II would be incapable of policing the crowd and keeping the fans and players safe.
UEFA have issued a statement reading: "We've been informed by both Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven that due to severe limitations of police resources, lacking security detail, and various other organizational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Magesty Queen Elizabeth II, the game has been called off and is due to be rescheduled to the soonest date possible.
We're terribly sorry for the 3,000 PSV and 5,000+ Arsenal fans who won't be watching football this week".
It has not been announced if fans affected by the game being canned would get a refund on their tickets and travel costs, but they have announced that anyone still holding their ticket stubs for Thursday's canceled game will be allowed entry to the rescheduled match when the date is announced.
UEFA have announced that despite the cancelation of Arsenal vs PSv Eindhoven, Wednesdays' match between Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg will go ahead as normal at Stamford Bridge.
The news comes as the Premier League, Football Association (FA), Women's Super League, and Grassroots Football had canceled all games slated to take place on the 10th and 11th of September following the Queen's death at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday the 8th of September 2022 aged 96.