Nine midweek fixtures will go ahead in the Premier League, but there is one glaring omission from the matchday schedule after Arsenal vs Manchester City was postponed.

Having claimed their fourth title in five seasons, City might have anticipated long-term rivals Liverpool to present the biggest threat to their crown once again.

However, while the Reds did overcome Pep Guardiola and his squad at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, there appears to be another would-be contender in town.

Arsenal - with former City coach Mikel Arteta at the helm - have picked up 27 points from a possible 30 so far this campaign and currently lead the way. City are sitting four points adrift.

Due to collide in a mouth-watering showdown over the coming days, City and the Gunners will instead be forced to wait for that game of the season contender.

A revised date is due to be confirmed by the Premier League, but clubs are soon to put their domestic charges to one side as players head away on World Cup duty next month

With fixtures coming thick and fast before the World Cup gets underway on November 20, it is almost impossible for a date to be sorted before then.