Arsenal-Man City Premier League date confirmed after Europa League postponement
Having been forced to push their match with Manchester City to make way for another postponed game, Arsenal have found a new date.FotMob - 2 months ago
Arsenal have confirmed a new date for their Premier League game with Manchester City, with the pair now set to face off on February 15.
The two teams had been set to meet on October 19, in a crucial bout with both teams in the midst of an early campaign title battle.
But the game was forced off the schedule in order to make way for the Gunners' Europa League match with PSV Eindhoven, with the latter match having been postponed in the wake of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Now the club has confirmed a new date, with Mikel Arteta's side hoping they remain at the top of the pile heading into their encounter.
"Our home Premier League clash with Manchester City has been rearranged for Wednesday, February 15," read a club statement.
"The game was previously arranged for October 19 but was postponed to allow us to fulfil our Europa League commitments."
Arsenal and City's title fight this year has painted an intriguing portrait for the two clubs, particularly with Arteta – assistant to Pep Guardiola before his return to north London –having raided his old team for new recruits.
In Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, the Gunners have acquired two players who have been among their key performers this term, helping them to mount challenges both at home and abroad in Europe.