Arteta spoke about the possibility of the game being called off after the EFL Cup semi-final draw against Liverpool on Thursday. It is reported that the Spaniard had been left with just 12 available outfield players after the game at Anfield where he saw Bukayo Saka and Cedric Soares pick up knocks.
Tottenham vs Arsenal Postponed: Official Statement
“We are disappointed to announce that Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur has been postponed. We know how much this match means to our fans around the world, but the Premier League has made the decision to postpone the match, due to many players across our squad currently being unavailable as a result of COVID-19, existing and recent injuries, in addition to players away with their countries at AFCON.”
We will update you when we have further information regarding the rearrangement of the fixture. Any tickets purchased for this fixture will be valid for the rescheduled date. Premier League rules state that teams must fulfil fixtures if they have 14 players available to play.
🚨 Our match against Tottenham on Sunday, January 16 has been postponed. #TOTARS
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 15, 2022
Tottenham vs Arsenal Postponed: The Premier League have confirmed that the North London derby has been postponed