Arsenal are planning to donate any food that can’t be kept for the PSV Eindhoven match, with no word yet on whether the Brentford match is going ahead.

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Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (2L) stands with his coaching team during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 31, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s planned match against Everton this weekend was postponed just two days before it was set to take place, forcing the Gunners to make some last-minute rearrangements.

Football.London report that the club are attempting to freeze as much food as possible for Thursday’s clash with PSV, which is still set to go ahead. Any other food will be donated to local projects.

As it stands, there’s no word on whether next weekend’s match against Brentford will go ahead. The problem lies with the policing, with the Met focusing on Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

There has been some suggestion that the London games could be reversed next weekend. For example, Spurs playing away to Leicester City instead of home, and Chelsea playing away to Liverpool instead of home.

The original home game could then be played later in the season, in the slot currently containing their away fixture against the same club.

But that’s an unpopular suggestion, considering the logistical difficulties of hosting a game at such short notice, and it’s not relevant to Arsenal anyway, as Brentford and Arsenal are both London clubs.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, celebrates their side's win with their players during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, celebrates their side’s win with their players during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 31, 2022. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

We should get an update in the coming days, as well as official confirmation that the PSV match is going ahead as widely reported.

Arsenal opened their Europa League campaign with a group stage win over FC Zurich last Thursday, with Marquinhos starring on his debut.

With PSV drawing their opening game, Arsenal have the chance to open up a five-point lead over Thursday night’s opponents with a win. That would certainly put the team in a strong position after the opening two games.

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