Arsenal's Premier League clash with Bolton Wanderers has been postponed due to heavy snow around the Emirates Stadium in London.
While the club insisted the pitch was playable, torrid conditions around England would have prevented fans from safely accessing the stadium.
"Despite making every effort to stage tonight's match against Bolton Wanderers, the sudden and unpredicted adverse change in weather conditions in the Highbury area has left us no choice but to postpone the fixture," the club said on their website.
This sucks for so many reasons... I'm going to have to blog about it.
- No points. I had Klasnic, Eduardo, Lee, Arshavin and Vermaelan playing in this match. And I'm one of the less invested fantasy managers! "Points is points", as Neal and I always say, and today there are no points to be had.
- This match was going to be the indicator of whether or not Ramsey is Cesc's understudy. If he made the starting eleven today I would feel a whole lot better about having him in my fantasy team going into the weekend's match against Everton. Now I just don't know.
- Speaking of this weekend, do we have to start looking at the weather reports to see which matches actually get played? That's a level of uncertainty that I can surely live without.
- Now I've lost two Bolton matches. This is why we never bet on or against them. Unless we do... now they have two matches in hand. Just when I was ready to gut Matty Taylor and spread the cash around he's looking at double weeks in the future. Do I want to hang on to him for that eventuality? So now I'm looking at team news, weather reports, and the FA's scheduling offices. At some point this stops being fun and starts being a real chore.
Update via MirrorFootball:
Arsenal will hope to replay their fixture with Bolton the week after next, depending on their opponents’ commitments. They could end up playing Bolton twice in three days as they already go to the Reebok on January 17.Two games against Bolton in a week. Maybe it's too early to get shot of Arsenal players? Maybe it's even too soon to dump MTay or your other Trotters?
Later Update, and contrary view, via The Independent:
Arsenal's fixture programme has become so congested after the
snow-enforced postponement of last night's Premier League game against
Bolton Wanderers that even league officials cannot pinpoint a date when
the game will be played – and admit that scheduling it will be
dependent on the club's Champions League progress...
Arsène Wenger's team are not likely to be able to fit in the game against Bolton until the end of March or possibly early April, by which time they may yet be in the latter stages of the Champions League.