Date: 19th December 2012 at 1:53pm
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Arsenal’s home fixture with West Ham United on 26th December has been postponed due to industrial action being undertaken by London Underground. For the fourth consecutive year, Arsenal have had to move a proposed home game on the traditional public holiday fixture due to transport difficulties.

The game will be played on Saturday, 26th January at 3pm if Arsenal are knocked out of the F.A. Cup by Swansea and West Ham are defeated by Manchester United in their third round tie. In the event that either or both sides go through against their respected opponents, the match will be played on Wednesday, 23rd January at 7.45pm.

Arsenal have now not managed a home fixture on Boxing Day since 2004’s 2-0 win over Fulham at Highbury.