Tottenham fans have been left frustrated by Arsenal’s decision to submit a formal request to the Premier League to have Sunday’s North London Derby postponed.
The Gunners have injuries, suspension and a single Covid case in Martin Odegaard to deal with which could leave them short of numbers for the match on Sunday afternoon.
The Premier League have confirmed that they will now consider the request before coming to a decision on Saturday.
“The Premier League has received a postponement request from Arsenal FC relating to their away match against Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played at 4.30pm on Sunday 16 January.
“The Premier League Board will meet tomorrow to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision.”
A statement from Arsenal added: “We have reluctantly taken this step but we have many players currently unavailable across our squad as a result of Covid, injuries and players away with their countries at AFCON.”
However, football.london understands that Tottenham are surprised at the request from their north London rivals without a Covid outbreak at Arsenal.
Spurs had matches called off last month following a large outbreak of nine first team players, five coaching staff and many more U23 players.
It’s not just the club who have been taken aback by the request, either, as Spurs fans have taken to social media to express their frustration towards the situation.
Take a look at some of what’s been said on Twitter.
@thfcben__ said: “They are so scared of us.”
@blthfc said: “You spent a week crying about Liverpool just to try and postpone a game due to 1 Covid case.”
@thfcshehryar said: “You guys cried about Liverpool for you to do this.”
@thfcjoshx said: “You have ONE covid case. You can’t postpone a game because your depth is abysmal.”
@Lukathfc said: “So incredibly embarrassing.”
@PochClub said: “1 covid case”
@hugoolul said: “Scared of Tottenham that has half a back line and without Son? We know We know.”
Whether Arsenal will request to have their Carbao Cup semi-final, second leg clash with Liverpool postponed remains to be seen, but for now, Spurs and Arsenal fans will be eagerly waiting on the Premier League’s decision.