Arsenal’s game against Liverpool has been moved back to 8pm to fit with the government’s new curfew after being moved from 8pm two weeks ago to suit TV companies.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal makes a save from Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal makes a save from Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Thanks to Sky Sports the game was moved so it kicked off at 8.15pm rather than 8pm.

Now, it has been returned to it’s original time

Liverpool v Arsenal
Monday, September 28
Kick-off: 8pm (originally 8pm then 8.15pm)
Live on: SKY SPORTS

The change comes about after Boris Johnson and co ordered pubs to close at 10pm meaning they would have to ask fans to leave before the end of the game if it kicked off at 8.15pm.

Now, fans will have approximately 10-15 minutes after the final whistle to drink up.

It remains to be seen if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit for the game. The former Arsenal man missed the Community Shield game with yet another knee injury.

In all, Oxlade-Chamberlain managed to be involved in 43 games for Liverpool during 19/20, but he played the full 90 just once – against Monterrey in the semi-final of the FIFA club World Cup.

The Ox started 25 games, came on as a sub 18 times and was taken off 24.

Arsenal will be without a number of players for the fixture.

Arsenal’s game against Sheffield United has also been moved to accomdate TV.

Arsenal v Sheffield United
Sunday, October 4 (originally Saturday, October 3)
Kick-off: 2pm
Live on: SKY SPORTS

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