Part of a road near the Emirates Stadium will be closed for a week as “essential work” is carried out on the water network.

Thames Water has apologised to residents in Drayton Park for the closure, which will take place while a meter is installed to monitor water flow in the area.

The company said that the meter would help it to “quickly find and fix leaks”.

A Thames Water spokesperson said: “Drayton Park Road will be closed between the junctions of Horsell Road and Holloway Road from Monday March 20 until Sunday March 26 while we carry out essential work on a district meter change.

“This meter change will monitor water flow in the area, helping us to quickly find and fix leaks.

“We are sorry for any disruption or inconvenience caused whilst we upgrade our network. A diversion will be in place whilst we carry out the work.”

Islington Council said that it would suspend the traffic filter in Benwell Road, which is part of the Highbury low-traffic neighbourhood, to ensure residents could still access their homes by car.

They assured residents that this means “any vehicles passing through the filter during the works will not receive a fine.”

Islington Council added: “We will continue to keep residents updated on the works. Many thanks for your patience.”