The Women’s Super League (WSL) North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday is called off following a Covid outbreak in the Spurs squad.
This is Tottenham’s second London Derby to be postponed this week after Wednesday’s WSL game at Chelsea was also called off following a number of positive tests in Rehanne Skinner’s camp.
Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall said on Wednesday the Gunners were desperate to play but WSL rules state a club can request a postponement if they have fewer than 15 players available due to Covid.
The women’s side train in a separate area of Hotspur Way to Antonio Conte’s squad, so there are no concerns about possible cross-contamination from the men’s side.
Conte recently hit back at Arsenal men’s head coach Mikel Arteta for complaining about the fixture schedule, saying he hadn’t forgotten the Gunners had asked for a postponement of the North London derby in January, despite only having one confirmed case of Covid on their team.