Arsenal v Wolves at the Emirates cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak in visitors camp

    Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday has been postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak within the visitors camp.

    The Premier League confirmed on Sunday evening that the game at the Emirates Stadium had gone the same way as Leeds’ home fixture against Aston Villa.

    Arsenal and Wolves have had their game cancelled


    Arsenal and Wolves have had their game cancelled

    Just hours before, Crystal Palace had their request to call off their Boxing Day trip to Tottenham denied, despite manager Patrick Vieira among a series of positive cases.

    A Premier League statement read: “Arsenal FC’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium, due to be played at 12:30pm on Tuesday 28 December, has regrettably been postponed.

    “The Premier League Board accepted the postponement application as Wolverhampton Wanderers does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper) as a result of a number of COVID-19 cases and injuries at the club.

    Fans have to show a Covid passport to get into grounds in the Premier League


    Fans have to show a Covid passport to get into grounds in the Premier League

    “The Board was able to make its decision in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans.”

    The governing body also repeated its intention to continue with the festive programme as scheduled and defended the process used to decide whether or not to postpone matches after the Boxing Day fixtures at Liverpool, Wolves and Burnley had fallen victim to the virus.



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