When postponed North London derby could be played as Premier League decision looms. 

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Arsenal’s scheduled meeting with Tottenham in the Premier League on January 16 which has been postponed following an official request from Arsenal due to shortage of players, has yet to be rearranged, with broadcasters seemingly keen to hold it back in order for it to have more significance in the top-four battle.

This, which has clearly led to unrest so that the rearranged date will not leave them with a quick turnaround for their next game.

Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta expressed his concern over the north London derby. 

Asked whether he had concerns about when their trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be, he said: “Yes, because I don’t know and it is going to be important.

The broadcaster, set to be Sky Sports, want this game to be a Champions League deciding bonanza. It’s likely going to happen in May.

Derby day is agony at the best of times. You dare not contemplate how the emotions may be come then.

The game is likely to be played between 7 and 15 May, especially May 11th which means we’re set up for midweek clash, under the floodlights, sometime in the spring. It’s inevitable.

Although there has been no confirmation from the Premier League as of yet. Other potential dates mooted include next month, but a look at the fixture list shows very little room to play another game during an already congested period.

Leaving it this late without a date is building the excitement. It’s going to be an event.

And with the way the season is panning out at present, it has the potential to be a top four clinching clash with both teams going neck and neck all the way until the end.