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Arsenal request postponement of Tottenham and North London derby

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. yunhap newsArsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have requested a postponement of the ‘North London Derby’.

On the 15th (Korean time), Arsenal requested the postponement of the 22nd round ‘North London Derby’ of the English Premier League with Tottenham, scheduled for the 17th, through the club’s website on the 15th (Korean time). There are not enough people available,” he said.

According to Premier League rules, a match can only be played with at least 13 field players and one goalkeeper. It is claimed that there are currently only 12 available field players at Arsenal, excluding the goalkeeper.

Martin Odegor has tested positive for COVID-19. Granit Xhaka will not play against Tottenham after being sent off in the first leg of the Carabao Cup against Liverpool. Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka were injured in the match against Liverpool. Pierre-Emric Aubameyang (Gabon), Muhammad Elneni (Egypt), Thomas Parthi (Ghana) and Nicola Pepe (Ivory Coast) are participating in the African Cup of Nations.

It is unclear whether the delay will be Because there is only one confirmed case of COVID-19.

ESPN explained that “a few clubs have failed to postpone the match due to an injury that was not confirmed by COVID-19.”

After the Liverpool match, manager Mikel Arteta also said, “We think the game is going to happen, and we try to prepare.” “Nine to 10 players are missing. “We have to play. It could be more difficult, but we will try to play the same game.”

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