EPL Board To Meet Saturday Over Arsenal North London Derby Postponement Request

The Premier League has received a postponement request from Arsenal relating to their away match against Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played on Sunday 16 January.

The Premier League Board, in a statement of the Premier League website says it will meet on Saturday to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision.

Arsenal have requested to postpone Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham due to having an insufficient number of players to fulfil the fixture.

The Gunners are set to make the short journey to take on neighbours Tottenham this weekend, but have a host of players missing due to coronavirus, injury, suspension and the Africa Cup of Nations.

Martin Odegaard missed Thursday’s goalless Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg draw at Liverpool due to COVID-19, while Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu had been ruled out through injury.

Cedric Soares was forced off early at Anfield with Bukayo Saka also taking a knock as Granit Xhaka’s first-half red card further depleted manager Mikel Arteta’s squad.

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