Arsenal request for north London derby clash against Tottenham to be postponed


Arsenal have requested for the game to be postponed
Arsenal have requested for the game to be postponed (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal have made a request to the Premier League to get Sunday’s north London derby clash against Tottenham postponed.

The two rivals are set to do battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend in a crunch match between the top-four challengers.

However, the Daily Mail report that the Gunners have submitted an official request for the game to be postponed.

Injuries, suspensions and coronavirus cases have seen Arsenal’s options for senior players limited, with 12 outfield players currently available to play.

The Premier League’s Covid-19 guidelines state that teams must be able to field 13 players for a game to go ahead.

The report states that Tottenham are angry at Arsenal’s request, with less than 48 hours to go before the match.

Speaking on Friday, Mikel Arteta said: ‘We had concerns already before the match against Liverpool, and after the game we had some more issues.

‘We haven’t been able to assess the squad yet because we couldn’t fly last night, so we just arrived to the training ground and all the boys are being looked after. So we don’t know.’

More to follow…

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