Why Man City vs Arsenal Match Got Postponed Again

Why Man City vs Arsenal Match Got Postponed Again

Arsenal has had their Premier League match against Manchester City postponed for a second time within a short time but this time, it is for a reason having to do with human wellbeing.

The match that should have been staged at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night suffered a shift as a result of a coronavirus disease scare. The outbreak has obstructed series of sports activities since its arrival in late December while it forced some others to take place behind closed doors.

The case of the Gunners is a precautionary one too. The owner of Olympiacos, Evangelos Marinakis, yesterday tested positive to COVID-19, and being that he was around at the Emirates Stadium 13 days ago, there are fears that he may have spread it to some others.

It has been advised that the Arsenal players and staff who had contact with him before, during and after the Europa League tie should be placed under close watch. When one comes in contact with an infected person, it could take a maximum of 14 days for symptoms to manifest and since tomorrow will make it 14days since that match was played, Arsenal players and staff have been asked to stay at home.

Their unavailability is the reason behind the postponement of the encounter. They are all expected to return to training by Friday in preparation for the next game which will be with Brighton & Hove Albion.

This same fixture was first moved some weeks ago because of the involvement of Pepe Guardiola’s side in the English Football League Cup final that took place on Sunday, March 1, 2020. They recorded a 2-1 win over fellow finalists, Aston Villa.

The club regrets any form of inconvenience the unforeseen development may have caused, especially to fans that have already arrived the City of Manchester to catch a glimpse of the big game.

Our thoughts are with the Olympiacos owner as we wish him a speedy recovery from the coronavirus infection.

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