English Football In Bizarre Uproar After Arsenal File Request To Postpone North London Derby

By The Editor
on 14th January 2022

Arsenal filed their first request of the season to postpone the north London derby, and English football has lost the plot…


 

Arsenal on Friday confirmed that the club has filed an application to request that Sunday’s north London derby be postponed with the Gunners squad decimated (via Arsenal.com).

Mikel Arteta stated the team was missing 10 first-team players for Thursday’s trip to Anfield as the 10-men of Arsenal secured a heroic draw to keep our Carabao Cup dreams alive.

Granit Xhaka needlessly got himself sent off midway through the first half and given that it’s his second dismissal of the campaign, he’s now serving a two-match ban.

That flashpoint came after Cedric Soares left the field of play with a hip injury suffered in the first minute of the game, while Bukayo Saka was also later substituted due to an injury.

The aforementioned trio, therefore, joined a long list of previously established absentees which has seen the club request the game at the Tottenham Stadium to be postponed – in accordance with the Premier League’s rules.

At this point in the campaign, this comes as no surprise given that 22 games have been postponed in the Premier League this season due to requests filed by a number of clubs.

This is the first time, officially, that the club has attempted to utilise this relief in these testing times – something that should’ve been in place when we were forced to play our opening game at Brentford despite a mass Covid-19 outbreak.

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Despite those facts, Arsenal’s request has suddenly sent English football into a bizarre rage with a number of ‘impartial’ journalists and pundits inadvertently letting their masks slip.

Check out some of the reactions below.