The Premier League has announced that our home league match against Chelsea has been moved to Tuesday, May 2, kicking off at 8pm(UK time).
This change has unfortunately been made after working to try to find a solution with the Metropolitan Police and our Safety Advisory Group.
We are very disappointed with the impact and disruption this fixture change will cause to our supporters, particularly after this match had been initially approved for a Saturday evening kick-off.
Please find below the Premier League statement:
The Premier League fixture between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium, scheduled to take place on Saturday 29 April at 5.30pm, will now take place on Tuesday 2 May at 8.00pm.
The initial scheduling of this match was approved at a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) meeting in February. However, the Metropolitan Police has now revised its position regarding the kick-off time and requested a further SAG meeting which determined the match had to be re-scheduled.
We regret the need to move this fixture at late notice and the impact this will have on supporters. The game will remain live on Sky Sports.
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