Manchester City’s midweek Premier League fixture against Arsenal has been postponed due to Coronavirus fears.
The Premier League have postponed the already-rescheduled midweek fixture between Manchester City and Arsenal due to Coronavirus.
Arsenal players met Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of Greek club Olympiacos, after their Europa League Round of 32 match nearly two weeks ago, who has confirmed to be infected with the virus.
As a precaution, anyone with close contact to a confirmed case of the disease is recommended to isolate themselves for two weeks. City’s fixture list has already been seriously complicated this season with a postponed match against West Ham after heavy storms in the U.K, four competitions, and now Coronavirus.
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The Arsenal match had already been rescheduled due to City’s commitments in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, and should the Citizens remain alive in the FA Cup and Champions League, their midweeks could be full until the end of the season.
The Coronavirus has had a serious impact around Europe, with matches in Spain, Italy, and France being played behind closed doors, and Serie A will need to make a decision on ending the season early after the country’s Olympic Commission cancelled all sports until April 3.
From a Manchester City perspective, however, the fixtures continue to pile up in one of the most complicated seasons of football in recent memory. The Premier League will need to find a way to reschedule this match, which could prove difficult as City look to mount a serious challenge in two cup competitions with ten additional league matches to play.