Arsenal’s match with PSV ‘in serious doubt’ despite other games going ahead

Arsenal's upcoming Europa League clash with PSV is in serious doubt due to concerns over police resources following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

Football matches across the country were postponed over the weekend as a mark of respect for the late monarch, though all the midweek European fixtures are expected to go ahead as normal.

Though, according to The Telegraph, there are concerns about Arsenal's game against PSV, which is due to be played at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, due to police shortages as a result of preparations for the Queen's funeral in eight days' time.

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This is despite the fact that Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City's European ties, all of which are being held in England, aren't expected to be affected by police shortages – likely because they're all being staged earlier in the week.

A spokesperson for the National Police Chiefs Council said: "Since the passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK has activated a national policing operation. UK Policing is working closely with other organisations to ensure that events are held safely and with the appropriate security.

"Following the decisions of the Premier League and English Football League to cancel this weekend's matches, we will work with football clubs to try and ensure that, where possible, football fixtures can take place safely when balanced against the requirement to support national events and deliver day to day policing.

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"This is a unique situation and we are working closely with everyone involved."

The Gunners kicked their Europa League campaign off with a win over FC Zurich three days ago, with Marquinhos and Eddie Nketiah netting for Mikel Arteta's side.

The Queen's death was announced publicly during the first-half, and when the players emerged for the second period, a minute's silence was held – though it was marred by booing from sections of the Swiss crowd.


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