The match between Arsenal and Reading WSL has been postponed due to Covid-19 and injuries


Arsenal Women’s meeting with Reading in the WSL on Sunday has been postponed following a request from the away team.

Reading have handled a number of positive Covid-19 cases and further injuries have left the Royals without the necessary number of players needed for the game.

An inquiry was made to WSL and Reading have now confirmed that the match has been canceled.

“In view of the increasing pace of broadcasts from the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the FA will review the circumstances surrounding the launch and continue work with relevant clubs to assist them during this challenging period. A re-arranged match date will be announced. in time “, it is said in a statement.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause supporters who plan to take part in this match. But the health, safety and well – being of the players, the coaching staff and the club staff are still paramount and we want to wish everyone affected a speedy and complete recovery.

“We will update supporters on details of the rematch when a new date and start time have been confirmed.”

It is the second WSL match to be postponed this round after Everton against Chelsea were canceled on Friday.

Everton had a significant number of Covid-forced absences among both the squad and staff and saw that their previous meeting with Aston Villa was postponed for the same reason.

In the previous round of matches, three matches were suspended, with Chelsea against Tottenham and West Ham against Manchester United both postponed to later dates.

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