Friday, January 28

Arsenal in talks with Premier League over Tottenham postponement

Sunday’s North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal is now in doubt as the Gunners look to have the game called off, and are in talks with the Premier League regarding the situation.

Mikel Arteta‘s side are reportedly low on numbers with COVID-19 adding to the injury problems already at hand. They have also lost three players to the Africa Cup of Nations which has limited their options even further.

Arsenal boss Arteta was unable to confirm whether the game with Spurs would go ahead or not.

“We had concerns already before the match against Liverpool, and after the game we had some more issues,” Arteta told the press.

“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.”

Intention to Play

Postponing the game isn’t what Arsenal want despite having to ask if they can as their form has been among the very best in the league.

Despite this, Arteta insisted that they would only ask for a postponement if it was necessary.

“I don’t know,” Arteta said. “It’s difficult to say that with total honesty without assessing our players

“It’s gone the other way for us when we were ready to play a match and it was cancelled twice because the other team had issues so it can go both ways. But our intention is always to play.”

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