The West Ham FA Youth Cup final could see a crunch Arsenal Premier League clash moved after a request from the Metropolitan Police.

After competing with one another for the European spots in recent seasons, West Ham and Arsenal now find themselves at very different ends of the Premier League table.

West Ham are fighting for their lives in one of the tightest relegation battles ever.

Arsenal meanwhile are gunning for glory as they lead the way in a surprise title charge.

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The Hammers actually play the Gunners next Sunday in a massive London derby which could go a long way to deciding both their fates.

And their young stars will also meet after West Ham and Arsenal set up an exciting FA Youth Cup final clash.

The Hammers battered Southampton 6-1 in midweek to set up a final against Arsenal on April 29th.

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And the West Ham FA Youth Cup final could see a crunch Arsenal Premier League clash against Chelsea moved after a police request.

The FA Youth Cup final is being staged at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium on April 29th with a 7pm kick-off (The FA).

The problem is, Arsenal’s first team are meant to be playing Chelsea at home on the same day in a 5.30pm kick-off.

Now in what could be an unprecedented first, a key Premier League match could be moved to facilitate a youth game going ahead.

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According to talk in Arsenal circles, a request from Islington Council and the Met Police means their Prem game against Chelsea could be moved to the Tuesday night at 8pm.

So it seems any West Ham fans wanting to attend the FA Youth Cup final will be heading to the Emirates on the date that has already been fixed with the FA.

Official confirmation is expected from Arsenal and West Ham in the coming days.


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