Arsenal have been dealt a BIG blow ahead of North London Derby next month

Arsenal have been handed an incredibly busy fixture schedule ahead of next month’s North London derby, which will be a big test of their title aspirations.

On April 28th, Arsenal face the prospect of a game away to fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur, in a game that could have huge ramifications for the outcome of the Premier League title race.

But the Gunners have been dealt a blow before the game has even kicked off, with the revelation that Tottenham will have 15 days without a game ahead of the North London derby, offering the Lilywhites plenty of time for rest and recuperation.

During this time, Arsenal will have to play a staggering four games, including a UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg away to Bayern Munich, and another London derby, this time against Chelsea.


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The North London derby is widely regarded as one of the fiercest in England, but the prospect of a burnt out Arsenal side, owing to their busy schedule, could put a dampener on the occasion.

Mikel Arteta has previously criticised the Premier League, rather sarcastically, over the issue of fixture congestion, like when he infamously said: “Thank you so much to the Premier League to do that,” back in 2022.

While this will undoubtedly be a source of real frustration for the title hopefuls, the return of several previously injured Arsenal stars, like Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu among others, could provide much-needed cover and rotation ahead of such a busy and decisive period for the North Londoners.

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