North London derby postponed after Premier League accept Arsenal’s request

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The north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal has been postponed (Picture: Getty)

The north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal has been postponed after the Premier League accepted the Gunners were unable to field a team.

Mikel Arteta’s squad has been decimated by a spate of injuries, while four senior players are unavailable due to their commitments at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Granit Xhaka, meanwhile, is suspended following his sending off against Liverpool in midweek, while Martin Odegaard remains in isolation following a positive Covid test.

Odegaard missed the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg due to Covid (Picture: Getty Images)

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

More to follow…


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