Tottenham are annoyed at rivals Arsenal following they requested to reschedule Sunday’s north London derby because of having an inadequate number of players to accomplish the fixture.

The Gunners are all set to make the short journey to take on neighbours Tottenham this weekend, but have a host of players missing because of COVID-19, injury, suspension and the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Premier League will make their mind on Saturday whether the fixture will go ahead or not.

Earlier this week Leicester’s match at Everton was rescheduled for a second time with the Premier League saying they accepted the Foxes’ application “due to COVID-19 cases, injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.”

An Arsenal statement stated: “We can confirm we have made an application to the Premier League for the postponement of Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.”

“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.”

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