Arsenal have told fans to keep an eye on the club’s official channels today for updates on whether this evening’s clash with Manchester City at the Emirates will go ahead.
London is currently experiencing heavy snowfall courtesy of the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ and there’s little to suggest the blizzards, gales and sleet are going to stop anytime soon.
While the Emirates turf is more than capable of handling the deluge, fears about supporter safety around the ground and possible transport disruption are likely to be the pivotal factors. Various authorities, including the local Islington Council, will make a decision later about whether the 7.45pm kick-off can proceed.
The last time a game at the Emirates was cancelled due to such circumstances was in 2010 when the Gunners were due to play Bolton Wanderers.
Given our form, the fact Pep Guardiola’s side walked all over us at the weekend and that our best player, Nacho Monreal, is injured, it’s fair to say many fans are keeping their fingers crossed for a postponement.