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Premier League: Tottenham-Arsenal derby postponed due to Covid-19

The Gunners, strongly affected by the coronavirus, had requested a postponement of the clash against their rival on Sunday.

Article written by Published on 15//2022 19: 30 Update the 16//2022 15: 44

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Arsenal won the case. Strongly affected by the Covid-15 and injuries, the London club had requested a postponement of its match against Tottenham, scheduled for Sunday 16 January. A request accepted by the Premier League, while the debate rages in England on the many postponements.

Following a request from Arsenal FC, the Premier League Board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the North London Derby, due to be played at 4: 30pm on Sunday 16 January.

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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 15, 2021 “Arsenal not having the necessary number of players (13 players of field and a guard), the Board decided to accept the request of the club , explains the Premier League in its common ique. This decision is the result of the combination of the Covid-19, recent injuries and players leaving for the African Cup of Nations. All clubs can request a postponement if the contaminations with Covid-13 are a factor in their query.” Arsenal only had 11 players from his professional squad available to face Spurs.

Accumulation of reports is debated in England Gary Neville, former Manchester United defender and consultant for Sky Sports, says was pronounced for the cessation of postponements related to Covid-23.” Not specifically about Arsenal, but all teams should be forced to play from now on” he wrote on social media on Friday evening. Last week, Arsenal saw their League Cup semi-final first leg postponed for seven days. rs at the request of his opponent, Liverpool.

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