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PremierLeague-News.Com - Crystal Palace will host Arsenal in the penultimate fixture of the Premier League season, but a recent government update on the pandemic will mean both clubs are hoping the match is moved
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Crystal Palace and Arsenal will both be hoping that the penultimate fixture of the Premier League season is rescheduled to allow fans back in Selhurst Park. The government have announced that fans will be back allowed inside football stadia from May 17th - the Monday after when the fixture is currently pencilled in for. The fixtures for March have only recently been set in stone, so there is still a chance that the game between Palace and Arsenal will be moved for TV coverage, and both clubs will be hoping to take up a slot on Monday night or perhaps the Tuesday or Wednesday after. That would allow Palace to invite fans back to Selhurst Park one more time this season, following the 2,000 supporters who witnessed the 1-1 draw against Spurs back in December. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Despite it being a result that was not quite ideal for Roy Hodgson's side, the fixture against Spurs with a late goal from Jeffrey Schlupp being roared on by the Palace fans in attendance was certainly the most memorable of a season so far behind closed doors. As a journalist, one of the luxuries afforded this season has been the ability to attend games up and down the country. It's one that comes with a constant, nagging reminder though, that this is not how things should be. For all the interest of hearing on-pitch conversations and tactical information shouted from the sidelines, the roar of a crowd as a team walks out can be almost overbearing in its absence. Eberechi Eze's goals against Leeds United and Sheffield United this season at Selhurst Park come to mind. They deserved to be roared to the rafters, fans jumping and shouting in jubilation. There was plenty of joy on the bench, the odd exclamation from the press box. But there was just something missing.
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. That would mean around 6,370 fans were allowed in to Selhurst Park to witness the clash against Arsenal should it be moved. The boost in ticket sales would be welcome for both clubs before the end of the season, with Arsenal due a share of the gate receipts. Of course, all clubs facing a home fixture on the weekend of May 15 will be in the same boat, hoping for their fixture to be moved to a date allowing fans to return. While the FA Cup final is scheduled for Saturday May 15, both sides have been knocked out of the competition already, so a potential change in date for the match will not occur for that reason.
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Likewise, should Arsenal make the semi-finals or final of the Europa League, the fixture will not need to be moved with the semi-finals due to take place on April 29 and May 6, with the final set for May 26. Everyone at Palace will be hoping to have fans back in the ground for that clash against Arsenal - albeit not at the risk of safety to all concerned. The roadmap out of lockdown means that Palace will hopefully be having fans back from the start next season, and while it would not be too long to wait until August, those three months will drag when fans could be in again to see the likes of Eze and Wilfried Zaha potentially lighting up the pitch.
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