January 26, 2022


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

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Sunday’s North London derby has been postponed.

Following Thursday’s Carabao Cup draw against Liverpool, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted that the Spurs clash was at risk due to unavailability in the Gunners’ squad.

Both Bukayo Saka and Cedric Soares were added to the injured list following the 0-0 draw in Anfield, while Norweigian midfielder Martin Odegaard was ruled out before the game by a positive Covid test.

Fellow midfielders Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are currently away on Africa Cup of Nations duty while it is believed that Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney are also carrying knocks. Ainsley Maitland-Niles was recently loaned to Roma.

Premier League rules require teams to fulfil a fixture if they have 13 outfielders and one goalkeeper available. Arteta only has 12 outfield players available, and it appears that as a result Arsenal have had a request to postpone accepted.

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