Tottenham vs Arsenal North London Derby Postponed « CmaTrends
The north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal on Sunday has been postponed as a result of the Gunners don’t have sufficient obtainable gamers to area a aspect.
According to the Premier League, they stated they accepted Arsenal’s request to name off the sport.
“The decision is a result of a combination of Covid-19, existing and recent injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations,” stated the Premier League.
It is the twenty first top-flight recreation to be postponed this season due to Covid.
Premier League guidelines say a membership should play a recreation if they’ve 13 outfield gamers and one goalkeeper obtainable.
Arsenal have Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe on Cup of Nations obligation, whereas Cedric Soares, Bukayo Saka and Calum Chambers all picked up accidents of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg draw towards Liverpool on Thursday.
Granit Xhaka can be suspended after he was despatched off within the first half at Anfield and Martin Odegaard missed the sport by means of sickness.
The Gunners stated they “reluctantly” requested a postponement and have been “disappointed” that the sport needed to be referred to as off.
It is the second Premier League recreation scheduled for this weekend to be postponed after Burnley’s recreation towards Leicester City was referred to as off on Friday due to Covid-19 and accidents within the Clarets camp.
The Premier League stated: “All clubs are able to apply for a postponement if Covid-19 infections are a factor in their request.
“Postponement rules are designed to protect the wellbeing of players and staff, while maintaining the sporting integrity of the competition”.
“Club requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis, based on existing rules and adapted Covid-19 postponement guidance, implemented in light of the Omicron variant,” added its assertion.
“The board examines a number of factors, including the ability of a club to field a team; the status, severity and potential impact of Covid-19, and the ability of the players to safely prepare for and play the match.
“The detail within all applications is scrutinised by the league’s specialist staff before the board makes its decision.”