ARSENAL hope next week’s Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven gets the green light.
The Metropolitan Police have indicated they are happy with the game, which takes place in the Emirates next Thursday night.
All football has been canceled this weekend following the Queen’s death.
But Uefa will allow British clubs to decide next week whether to fulfill their European games.
As thousands of mourners drove to the capital to pay their respects, there were concerns that police at the London games might not be able to deal with large crowds.
But the Met are confident they can handle Thursday’s game and Arsenal hope to get confirmation at the weekend.
Mikel Arteta’s side were already playing in Switzerland when the official confirmation of Her Majesty’s passing was announced and observed a minute’s silence at half-time in Thursday’s 2-1 win over Zurich.
At London Stadium, both the Hammers and FCSB observed an impeccably observed minute’s silence for The Queen before fans chanted God Save the Queen.
West Ham put a photo of Her Majesty on the big screen before it also showed the moment the Queen presented West Ham legend Bobby Moore with the World Cup trophy in 1966.
Flags flew at half-mast for Manchester United’s Europa League match against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford as teams wore black armbands.
All billboards around the site were blacked out.
And the minute’s silence was perfectly respected before both teams launched their respective European campaigns.
But the evening ended in defeat as a result of a dubious penalty decision.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6187486/arsenal-hopeful-thursday-psv-europa-league/ Arsenal are hoping they will face PSV next Thursday, with the police poised to push ahead with their Europa League clash