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Arsenal asked for help from the Premier League

15 Jan 2022 | 04:57 | Football

Arsenal proposed the Premier League organizers postpone the London derby with Tottenham because their forces are in crisis.

“We have submitted a petition to the Premier League to postpone the match against Tottenham. Arsenal are reluctant to do this because of the force affected by Covid-19, injuries and returning players to the CAN 2022 team. “, Arsenal homepage posted news.

The London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place at 23:30 tonight (November 15, Hanoi time). At this time, WhoScored statistics have 11 Arsenal players unable to play in the next match.

Xhaka's red card pushed Arsenal deep into a crisis of force. Photo: Reuters.

Xhaka’s red card pushed Arsenal deep into a crisis of force. Photo: Reuters.

Mohamed Elneny, Pierre-Americk Aubameyang, Thomas Partey and Nicolas Pepe are the four players who flew back to South Africa to attend CAN 2022. Sead Kolasinac, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Cedric Soarez, Emile Smith Rowe are injured. Captain Granit Xhaka is suspended. And midfielder Martin Odegaard is suffering from Covid-19.

In the match against Liverpool in the semi-finals of the League Cup on the morning of January 14, Xhaka received a red card. Cedric and Saka started, but were injured and forced to leave the field.

The rest of the Arsenal squad is having a hard time preparing physically because the matches against Liverpool and Tottenham are only two days apart.

Arsenal have lost all pillars in the central midfield position. In the case of having to play against Tottenham, the “Gunners” only have Lokonga as the true central midfielder. WhoScored predicts coach Mikel Arteta must promote Ben White to play defensive midfielder.

Over the past month, many clubs have proposed to the Premier League organizers to postpone the tournament when the number of Covid-19 cases increased rapidly. However, the most attractive tournament on the planet is still going according to the original schedule. Chelsea once lost more than half of their pillars, but had to “patch” their forces to complete the match.

Former defender Gary Neville believes that Premier League clubs all have common difficulties. Therefore, Arsenal’s proposal to postpone the match against Tottenham is not convincing.

Jamie Carragher cited evidence that Bayern Munich had to send the 16-year-old player to the field to “fight the fire”. Therefore, Arsenal must play the next match against Tottenham when the squad still ensures enough players to play.