A red weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, as snow continues to fall heavily across Britain in what is being dubbed the “Beast from the East”.
This means that there is a risk to life and widespread damage, and with Manchester City scheduled to play Arsenal in the capital tomorrow, questions have been raised about whether the match will go ahead.
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League will make a decision on Thursday morning about the fixture. It isn’t just conditions in the stadium that are considered, but whether the surroundings are considered safe for fans.
Complicating matters further is City’s decision to travel down by train on Thursday, meaning their route could be affected by the snowstorms hitting the country.
Were the match to be postponed, it would give City extra rest before playing Chelsea on Sunday, but the fixture would have to be rearranged for a future date, possibly the FA Cup fifth round weekend in mid-March with both teams out of the competition.
Bookmaker Paddy Power has Arsenal vs. City at 3/1 to go ahead and 1/5 to be called off. Simply put, that means the odds strongly lean to the match not happening.
13:50 UPDATE: The odds have now swung in favour of the match going ahead.
The Emirates was coated in snow today, and organisers will be working overtime to try and ensure the match goes ahead as planned.