The club’s official website has announced the new date for the PSV Eindhoven fixture which will now be played on Thursday 20 October, kicking off at 6:00pm. All tickets purchased for the original date of this fixture remain valid, including tickets purchased via Ticket Exchange or received via Ticket Transfer.
To accommodate the rescheduled PSV Eindhoven fixture, our Premier League home fixture against Manchester City, scheduled for Wednesday 19th October, has been postponed although a date for that match is yet to be confirmed.
One way or another, Arsenal were scheduled to play during the week and who would you rather the team face in between two tricky away fixtures against Leeds and Southampton, Man City, or PSV? Yep, PSV all day long.
I’m sure the Premier League will be disappointed that the City game has been postponed but I’m sure they’ll find another midweek date which is sandwiched between to away fixtures for Mikel Arteta to face his old mate Pep Guardiola.
October is a pretty horrid month as far as Arsenal fixtures go as nine games are to be played including matches against Totts, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at home and as already said, Southampton and Leeds away. In the Europa League Cup, we play PSV Eindhoven and FK Bodø / Glimt both home and away. Three fixtures in nine days at the beginning of November and then it’s the World Cup.
I think we can assume that we won’t be playing Man City before the World Cup, although I wouldn’t rule out the Premier League of doing anything which will disadvantage Arsenal. The EFL Cup fixtures are pencilled in to take place on the Tuesday 8th November. Ridiculous really.
In the Champions League last night, Liverpool scraped past Ajax but those noisy neighbours of ours were beaten 2-0. I was looking at the groups, wondering who we could potentially face should we progress through to the Europa League knockout stage. Some of the CL groups have some big names in them and one is likely to end up in the Europa League. Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Inter Milan are in the same group. Liverpool, Napoli and Ajax can’t all go through from their group, Real Madrid, one of RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk will drop down too but with Marseille sitting bottom of their group, and Arsenal old boys reunion at The Emirates is looking unlikely. We might end up facing one of PSG, Benfica and Juventus. Scary eh….
Lastly, what do you make of Todd Boehly and his calls for All-Star game? According to Sky Sports, he’s said:
Ultimately I hope the Premier League takes a little bit of a lesson from American sports, and really starts to figure out, why don’t we do a tournament with the bottom four sports teams, why isn’t there an All-Star game?
Probably because it’s a stupid idea Todd!
See you in the comments.