Arsenal match postponed after heavy snow fall

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Arsenal's Premier League match at home to Bolton Wanderers has been called off due to snowy conditions, the north London club said.

"Despite making every effort to stage tonight's match... the sudden and unpredicted adverse change in weather conditions in the Highbury area has left us no choice but to postpone the fixture," they said on their website (www.arsenal.com).

A win against struggling Bolton, who sacked manager Gary Megson last week, would have seen Arsenal move above Manchester United into second place behind Chelsea in the standings.

Freezing temperatures and heavy snow have already forced the postponement of this week's English League Cup semi-final first leg matches.

The tie between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa, scheduled for Tuesday, and Wednesday's Manchester derby between City and United were called off because of dangerous travelling conditions across the north of England.

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