Fears over Liverpool supporters having to make the trip to and from London on December 24 look to be over, with the game at the Emirates instead set for Friday 22.
Not for the first time, it had seemed for a time that the needs of fans would be firmly relegated to second place, with Sky wanting to broadcast the match on Christmas Eve.
While the logistics were difficult enough for match-going supporters, Arsenal had also suggested there may be issues with getting stewards in place for the fixture.
Now that problem looks to be over with the Mirror reporting the match will be played two days earlier, on Friday 22 December.
Kick-off time is expected to be either 3pm or 7:45pm, though this is pending official confirmation.
It means a somewhat more helpful alignment of fixtures over the Christmas period for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp‘s men are set to face four games in 10 days with a home clash against Spartak Moscow on December 6, the Merseyside derby at Anfield on December 10, home to West Brom on December 13 and then a trip to Bournemouth on December 16.
They’ll then, however, have six days until the match at Arsenal, before also facing Swansea, Leicester and Burnley on December 26, December 30 and January 1 respectively.