WSL north London derby postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Jamie Spencer
The WSL derby scheduled for 26 March has been pushed back
The WSL derby scheduled for 26 March has been pushed back / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The WSL’s north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been postponed as a result of a ‘significant’ number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Spurs camp.

Tottenham had already seen their midweek fixture with Chelsea postponed for the same reasons and the FA again granted a postponement for the weekend.

A Spurs statement read, “The club requested the match to be rearranged following a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases within the squad.

“The FA took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority. The fixture will be rescheduled in due course.

“We should like to apologise to everyone at Arsenal and Chelsea and to both their supporters and ours for any inconvenience caused. We should also like to thank both clubs for their understanding during these challenging times.”

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