Arsenal Women’s North London derby against Tottenham, scheduled to be played at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, has been postponed due to a number of covid cases within the Tottenham camp.
Spurs’ game away at Chelsea on Wednesday evening was called off two hours before kickoff for the same reason, which immediately called this game into question.
Ticket sales were very healthy for this game and that is bound to take a hit now with the game to be rearranged for a midweek yet to be confirmed.
If Arsenal advance to the semi-finals of the Champions League, it will be tough to fit this fixture in. The semi-finals are to be played over the weekends of 23/24 April and 30 April/1 May, meaning the Gunners WSL games away at Everton and at home to Aston Villa will need to be rearranged for the proceeding midweeks.
In a statement on Arsenal.com, the club said, “The decision to postpone was taken by the FA on Friday following an application from Tottenham Hotspur. A revised date for the fixture will be announced in due course – all tickets will remain valid for the rearranged fixture, but the club will refund any ticket holders who are unable to attend on the revised date.”
It is the third WSL fixture this season that has been postponed at the request of Arsenal’s opponents.