Strikes could force Arsenal Wolves postponement

Arsenal’s Boxing Day fixture with Wolves is in danger of postponement due to strikes in London, Reuters reports.

The London Underground train drivers are striking over their pay for Boxing Day and have put Premier League fixtures in jeopardy. Arsenal are at home to Mick McCarthy’s side and will be keen to start their hectic schedule after Christmas with a win. The strike also jeopardises London rivals Chelsea, who have a West London derby with Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal have spoken over the matter and believe the main problem with the game is the duty of care they have to people connected with the club. The Gunners face Aston Villa tomorrow and will look to follow a positive result against Alex McLeish’s side with a win against Wolves. Strike action may threaten the Boxing Day game and Arsenal are talking with the relevant agencies.

A club statement said: ‘We are closely monitoring the situation together with all the relevant agencies including the Metropolitan Police. The paramount concern to Arsenal Football Club is the duty of care we have toward the Arsenal supporters, Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters, matchday employees and indeed everyone who is planning to attend this match’.

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