Connect with us

ARTICLES

“An absolute disgrace”- Some fans furious as PL accepts Arsenal’s plea to postpone Tottenham derby

Published

on

Spurs fans react as the Premier League postpone Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal derby

According to Spurs’ official Twitter account, the Premier League has decided to postpone the North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, which was due to be played tomorrow. The PL Board took this decision following a request from the Gunners to reschedule the match.

The Gunners were unable to register 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper for the match, which has prompted the league to take this stance. Their current situation is the result of several reasons such as Covid-19, injury issues and players leaving on international duty.

The Board has mentioned that as long as Covid-19 is one of the factors leading to such circumstances, all the clubs can apply for future postponement in similar cases. This fixture would be the latest in the long list of rescheduled games that Antonio Conte and his side will have to play in the future.

Premier League has postponed Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal. (imago Images)
Premier League has postponed Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal. (imago Images)

Puzzling decision!

This decision would have made sense if the virus had wreaked havoc in their squad leading to their current plight. But that is simply not the case as there are other factors involved, which the teams know they can encounter going into a season.

Players leaving on international duty or injuries is understandable, but this also includes the unavailability of Granit Xhaka, who had received a red card against Liverpool in the previous fixture, rendering the Swiss international unavailable for selection against the Lilywhites.

That is supposed to be a punishment, but it has favoured them this time around. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, for example, was loaned out recently, which played a part in leading to the current situation. One could argue how that is a self-inflicted wound for which Conte’s team should not be the one to suffer.

Here is how some of the Spurs supporters reacted to the news regarding the postponement- something which has come as a shock considering there have been times where teams have had to play games with more than 1 player out do to Covid-19.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

A football enthusiast who is madly in love with the beautiful sport.

Spurs Transfer News

Antonio Conte hints that Tottenham Hotspur may need more new signings. Antonio Conte hints that Tottenham Hotspur may need more new signings.
ARTICLES4 hours ago

“I spoke about the transfer market”- Antonio Conte says Tottenham need more signings to improve

Antonio Conte hints that Tottenham Hotspur may need more new signings Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte has hinted that...

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool in September 2022. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool in September 2022.
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Tottenham “turned down a move” for in-form playmaker before his transfer to Napoli this summer

Tottenham and Leicester City “turned down” move to sign Khvicha Kvaratskhelia before his Napoli transfer Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City...

Mohammed Kudus of Ajax in action against Rangers FC. Mohammed Kudus of Ajax in action against Rangers FC.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur to battle Dortmund and Everton for African playmaker

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham battle Borussia Dortmund and Everton for Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus According to German outlet Bild (h/t Liverpool...

Sporting Braga's Fabiano and Vitor Oliveira and FC Porto's David Carmo vie for a header during a PrimeiraLiga match. Sporting Braga's Fabiano and Vitor Oliveira and FC Porto's David Carmo vie for a header during a PrimeiraLiga match.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Tottenham one of 17 clubs on scouting mission in Portugal after David Carmo links this summer

Tottenham Hotspur one of 17 clubs on scouting mission at FC Porto vs Braga after David Carmo links in May...

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been at Barcelona since his move from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been at Barcelona since his move from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Report: Tottenham prioritising a move for German star with £438m release clause

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur prioritising a deal for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen According to Jeunes Footeux (h/t Express), manager Antonio...

Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig has been linked with a transfer move to Tottenham Hotspur. Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig has been linked with a transfer move to Tottenham Hotspur.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Tottenham continue ‘heated’ transfer battle with Chelsea for Croatian star

Transfer News: Tottenham continue ‘heated’ battle with Chelsea for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol According to Italian outlet Calciomercato (h/t...

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, checks on teammate Kieran Trippier during a UEFA Champions League game against Liverpool Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, checks on teammate Kieran Trippier during a UEFA Champions League game against Liverpool
ARTICLES3 days ago

“He’d possibly lean towards Tottenham”- Spurs told they could have edge over Man United in Jan Oblak race

Tottenham Hotspur told they could have edge over Man United in Jan Oblak transfer race Speaking exclusively to Football Insider,...

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the Spurs fans at the Emirates after a 3-1 loss against Arsenal in October 2022. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the Spurs fans at the Emirates after a 3-1 loss against Arsenal in October 2022.
ARTICLES4 days ago

“They are convinced”- Reliable journo gives his thoughts on Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham

David Ornstein gives the latest on Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham amid Bayern Munich links Acclaimed journalist David Ornstein was...

Ecuador's Piero Hincapie tries to mark Argentina's Lionel Messi in a Copa America match. ( Ecuador's Piero Hincapie tries to mark Argentina's Lionel Messi in a Copa America match. (
ARTICLES4 days ago

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur eye £22m Bundesliga star but face Arsenal competition

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur eye Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie but face Arsenal battle According to Italian outlet Calciomercato...

Marco Asensio is struggling for regular playing time at Real Madrid and has been linked with a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. Marco Asensio is struggling for regular playing time at Real Madrid and has been linked with a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.
ARTICLES4 days ago

Report: Tottenham face Barcelona, Liverpool challenge in battle to sign Real Madrid star

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur face Barcelona, Liverpool, and Arsenal challenge in Marco Asensio race According to Italian outlet Calciomercato...