UEFA announced on Wednesday that Arsenal’s Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven, which was originally scheduled for this week, will now take place on October 20.
Due to a lack of police resources in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week, the group stage match has been moved from Thursday.
With the queen lying in state between Wednesday and her funeral on Monday, September 19, a massive police operation is required in London this week.
“The rescheduling of this match was possible following the Premier League’s decision to postpone the domestic match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC, which was originally scheduled to be played on 19 October,” said the governing body of European football.
“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,” he added.