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Arsenal P-P Bolton

The highbury area has been hit by snow
The area around the Emirates is deemed to be unsafe for Wednesday's game

Arsenal's Premier League game at home to Bolton on Wednesday has been postponed because of heavy snow in north London, the club have confirmed.

The match became the latest sporting fixture to fall foul of the severe weather affecting the UK.

The pitch at the Emirates was playable but there were safety issues affecting fans and concerns about transport.

Both Carling Cup semi-final games scheduled for midweek were also called off because of the weather.

A revised date for the Arsenal-Bolton fixture will be announced in due course.

606: DEBATE

An Arsenal statement read: "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.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and wish to state that this decision was not made lightly and supporters' safety and travel arrangements were major factors in our thinking.

"All tickets currently held will be valid for the re-arranged fixture."



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