Arsenal have recorded one further positive COVID-19 case following the postponement of Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham, The Athletic understands.
Further testing on the squad was done today, which was not considered in the Premier League's decision to delay the match.
Mikel Arteta’s side requested for the game to be rescheduled due to a number of COVID-19 cases and injuries.
After the game was confirmed as off, Tottenham released a statement expressing their “surprise” at the postponement, and asking for “clarity and consistency”.
Confirming the postponement, the Premier League said: “Following a request from Arsenal FC, the Premier League Board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club’s away fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played at 4:30pm on Sunday 16 January.
“With Arsenal having fewer than the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), the Board accepted the club’s application.
“The decision is a result of a combination of COVID-19, existing and recent injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. All clubs are able to apply for a postponement if COVID-19 infections are a factor in their request.”
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