Arsenal vs Bolton postponed

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Arsenal's Premier League clash against Bolton on Wednesday night has been called off due to heavy snow, the London club have confirmed.

The match became the latest sporting fixture to fall foul of the severe wintry weather affecting the UK after an assessment of the ground and surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon.

A club statement read: "Despite making every effort to stage the 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."

The pitch at the Emirates Stadium was playable but, as with both of this week's Carling Cup semi-finals, there were safety issues affecting fans and concerns over transport.

Arsenal had an FA Cup tie against Cardiff called off in similar circumstances last February.

The statement continued: "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.

"The club will announce the revised date for this match in due course and all tickets currently held will be valid for the rearranged fixture."

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