Premier League postpone Man City v Arsenal clash over coronavirus fears

The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed
The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed (Picture: Getty)

The Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal, due to take place on Wednesday night at the Etihad, has been postponed over coronavirus fears.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis contracted coronavirus and visited the Emirates Stadium.

A statement read: ‘Tonight’s game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed as a precautionary measure following the announcement yesterday that Evangelos Marinakis has contracted COVID-19.

‘Thirteen days ago, Olympiakos played at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League and Mr Marinakis, the Greek club’s owner, met with several Arsenal squad members and staff.

‘Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening to give time to fully assess the situation.

‘The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight’s game will be rearranged.

‘We understand this will cause inconvenience and cost to fans planning to attend the game but Arsenal, Manchester City and the Premier League have agreed that the short notice of Mr Marinakis’ infection means there is no alternative but to take the time to complete a proper assessment of risk.

‘All necessary measures are being taken and the Premier League currently has no plans to postpone any other matches.’

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