Southampton vs Arsenal, Manchester and Merseyside derbies to go ahead despite heavy snow across UK

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Arsenal's Premier League match against Southampton will go ahead despite adverse weather conditions across the UK on Sunday.

Several Gunners fans travelling down to the south coast are expected to miss the game after journeys were disrupted by heavy snowfall on Sunday morning.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport, and host Jake Humphrey confirmed a shake-up to their planned line-up after members of the panel and studio team were held up en route to St. Mary's.

The presenter tweeted: "Apart from Martin Keown who can’t get off the M40, Owen Hargreaves who is stuck on the M25, Graham Poll who is snowed in at home, and no Sheree the make-up artist who has football poisoning...we’re all at Southampton and ready."

Arsenal's trip to Southampton is the first of three big Premier League clashes on Sunday afternoon, and all three are set to go ahead.

Indeed, the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton is expected to be on despite Amber weather warnings being put in place across large parts of the country.

The Anfield club warned fans travelling to the game to take extra care and allow plenty of time to reach the stadium.

The post said: "Due to the inclement weather forecast and snowfall across the country, #LFC would like to remind supporters to take extra care when travelling to Anfield.

"Supporters are encouraged to arrive early where possible and check the Merseytravel and Merseyrail websites for any updates."

Meanwhile, the Manchester derby is also set to go ahead with little snow coverage on the ground around Old Trafford.

The Greater Manchester area has had its Amber weather warning downgraded to Yellow despite heavy snowfall on Saturday night.

Three matches, however, have fallen victim to the weather in Women's Super League 1.

Yeovil Town Ladies v Reading Women, Arsenal Women v Liverpool Ladies and Birmingham City Ladies v Bristol City Women have all been called off while Sunday's racing at Huntingdon and Kelso is also off.

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