Champions Manchester City were due to take on Mikel Arteta’s high-flying Arsenal on September 15 but this match will now be postponed to allow the Gunners to fulfil their European commitments.

Arsenal will take on PSV Eindhoven in a rescheduled Europa League fixture on September 15 – meaning the Gunners’ clash with champions Manchester City will be postponed.

A UEFA statement read: “UEFA today announced that the UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally scheduled to be played on Thursday 15 September, will now be played on Thursday 20 October at 19:00 CEST (18:00 local time).

“The rescheduling of this match was possible after the decision of the Premier League to postpone the domestic match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC originally due to be played on 19 October.

“UEFA would like to thank the Premier League and the clubs concerned for their flexibility and cooperation in the rescheduling of the UEFA Europa League match which had been postponed due to the impossibility for local police forces to guarantee its secure staging.”


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