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Arsenal’s league game against Man City postponed to accommodate PSV tie

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Europa League – Round of 16 draw – Nyon, Switzerland – February 28, 2020 General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters before the draw REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

(Reuters) – Arsenal’s league fixture against Manchester City in October has been postponed in order to allow for the Europa League game between the London club and PSV Eindhoven to be played, UEFA and the Premier League said on Wednesday.

The group stage game between Arsenal and PSV, which was scheduled to be played on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium, was postponed due to a lack of adequate security personnel following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

The match will now be played on Oct. 20, a day after Arsenal were to face City.

“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,” UEFA said in a statement.

The Premier League said a date for the league game between Arsenal and City would be announced in “due course.”

League-leaders Arsenal travel to face Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)