Wolverhampton Wanderers’ clash with Arsenal on Tuesday is the latest Premier League game to be postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves requested a postponement due to “a combination of positive Covid-19 test results and injuries”, which was granted by the Premier League to give travelling supporters two-days notice.
The match, which was due to kick off on 28 December at the Emirates Stadium, is the 15th game to be called off this season; 14 have been due to Covid-19 positives, while Burnley vs Tottenham was snowed out in November.
The club say that tickets will be valid for the rearranged fixture, although fans can request a refund should they so wish to do so.
Wolves’ Boxing Day fixture was already called off due to an outbreak in the Watford squad, meaning that Bruno Lage’s men won’t play again until 3 January, when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
The Premier League released a statement on their decision to grant the postponement, informing fans that Wolves are unable to provide 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper for the contest, which is the required number of players for every match.
“The Board was able to make its decision in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans,” the Premier League said.
“Earlier this afternoon, Leeds United’s home game against Aston Villa on Tuesday was also called off. The League is aware that the decisions this week to postpone matches will disappoint supporters, and understands their frustrations at a special time of year when fans look forward to attending and watching football games.