Arsenal vs. Man City showdown postponed over Coronavirus concerns
Unfortunately for English Premier League fans looking forward to a battle between Manchester City and Arsenal on Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium, things have been postponed.
With clubs around the world taking precautions due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the Premier League has decided to push this contest back after Arsenal players met Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who has since contracted COVID-19.
The Premier League have postponed our match with Manchester City on Wednesday night as a precautionary measure.https://t.co/qTX1QiXjZv— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 11, 2020
This, of course, isn't the only postponement/cancelation we've seen in recent days due to the Coronavirus. In addition, clubs are even having games played behind closed doors, with no fans allowed inside of the stadium.
This will be the case for PSG vs. Dortmund on Wednesday night in the Champions League. City's rival Manchester United will also play in front of no fans on Thursday night against Lask in Austria for a Europa League contest.
While the news of the Arsenal-Man City game being postponed is a bit of a bummer, it's better to be safe than sorry, no question.
A rescheduled date is yet to be announced by the EPL. As it stands, City is in second place of the table with 57 points, while the Gunners are in ninth with their 40 points.