Tottenham are said to be still frustrated over Arsenal successfully postponing the north London derby in January, according to The Sun.
Both sides were due to meet in their second and final encounter of the season almost four months ago, but the game was called off by the Premier League at the Gunners’ request over a lack of available players.
Mikel Arteta’s side cited a combination of absences due to Covid-19, injuries, suspensions and players away on international duty, although Martin Odegaard was named as just the one individual who tested positive.
The decision reportedly angered hosts Tottenham, who said they were ‘extremely surprised’ that Arsenal’s application was approved and sought clarification on the grounds behind a successful postponement.
And the frustration of postponement still lingers for Spurs, with The Sun reporting that figures at the club continue to be infuriated by it despite the season nearing its conclusion.
The report states those within the club, ranging from players, staff and management are still ‘seething’ behind the scenes ahead of tonight’s crucial rescheduled fixture in the race to qualify for the Champions League.
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The rules behind requesting a postponement were created in such a way that they could be easily exploited if the right scenario came about.
Again, it isn’t shocking that Spurs are still annoyed by that decision especially as they were thrown out of the Europa Conference League despite having a high number of absences due to Covid-19.
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