Arsenal make major change to pre-Tottenham training session after Premier League request

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Arsenal make major change to pre-Tottenham training session after Premier League request

Arsenal will train at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday rather than their London Colney training base, according to reports. Arsenal have requested

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Arsenal will train at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday rather than their London Colney training base, according to reports. Arsenal have requested for Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham to be postponed due to a lack of available players. The players Mikel Arteta does have at his disposal are set to stay away from the training ground and instead meet at the Emirates.

Arsenal have just 12 first-team outfield players available for Sunday’s match.

Martin Odegaard is the only confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Gunners squad.

The Norway captain missed the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Thursday.

Odegaard will not be out of isolation in time for Sunday’s match.

The Athletic claims Arsenal will continue to train ahead of the Premier League’s decision.

But they will be at the Emirates rather than London Colney.

Arsenal are without Granit Xhaka due to suspension after his red card in midweek.

Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka both picked up injuries, with Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney also said to be struggling.

Arsenal submitted an official request to have the match postponed on Friday night.

The Premier League held a meeting on Saturday morning but The Athletic says they do not want to make an announcement while another match in the top flight is taking place.

Manchester City played host to Chelsea in today’s lunchtime kick-off, which is set to finish around 2.20pm UK time.

There are three more Premier League fixtures that are set to start at 3pm.

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