sport news Arsenal staff clear Emirates Stadium pitch ahead of Man City clash

After hours of hard work, the Emirates Stadium pitch has finally been cleared of snow, with Arsenal confirming their game against Manchester City is on. 

Ground staff have been working throughout Thursday to clear away the snow brought by Siberian storms blown over from Russia, known as the 'Beast from the East'.

The club released pictures of the before and after, with the pitch initially completely white, but thanks to heat lamps, along with good old-fashioned shovels and manpower, eventually restored to green - albeit with spots of ice still visible.

After hours of hard work, the Emirates Stadium pitch has finally been cleared of snow

After hours of hard work, the Emirates Stadium pitch has finally been cleared of snow

Arsenal confirmed their Thursday night Premier League game against Manchester City is on

Arsenal confirmed their Thursday night Premier League game against Manchester City is on

Staff have been working through Thursday to clear snow brought by the 'Beast from the East'

Staff have been working through Thursday to clear snow brought by the 'Beast from the East'

While other sports fixtures on Thursday have fallen foul of the weather, including the rugby union clash between Edinburgh and Munster at Murrayfield, the Premier League football will carry on.

A short Arsenal statement confirmed the game is schedule to go ahead

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