Arsenal’s trip to West Ham has been put in doubt after a World War Two bomb was reportedly found yards from the London Stadium.
According to The Sun, the bomb was discovered by construction workers at an apartment near the ground.
Police at West Ham United’s rented London Stadium during another match.
Shortly before midday on Friday, specialist police officers were called to the scene and a 150m cordon was put in place.
A source told The Sun: “We think it is an unexploded bomb.
“It’s crazy to think of all the people walking around here during the Olympics and we had no idea it was here.”
The area has been identified as safe for now but that could change after a bomb disposal team attends the site on November 25.
The source added: “The bomb is in a tricky position, so could take up to two weeks to sort it out, which takes us into the second week of December.
“Between now and November 25 teams will be putting together a plan of what to do.”
West Ham’s clash against Tottenham on November 23 is set to go ahead, but there are doubts over the Arsenal game on December 9.
Moreover, a spokesman for the Olympic Park there was ‘an unexplained metal object found during site works in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’.
He added: “Following further investigations, the police are satisfied that the cordon can be lifted and the site has now been handed back to the construction company.
“We will continue our efforts to safely establish what the object is but the park and its venues will continue to remain open.”
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