The Gunners only have one confirmed coronavirus case in their squad, with Martin Odegaard testing positive for the virus, but the capital outfit will be missing a number of other first-team players.
As a result, Arsenal are believed to have just 12 outfield first-team players available for Sunday's contest, which is less than the 13 required for the fixture to go ahead under the new COVID-19 guidelines.
"The Premier League has received a postponement request from Arsenal FC relating to their away match against Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played at 4.30pm on Sunday 16 January," read a statement from the Premier League.
"The Premier League Board will meet tomorrow to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision."
According to the the Daily Mail, Tottenham have been left 'angered' by Arsenal's request, which comes less than 48 hours before the match is due to start.
The Gunners played out a 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday night. body check tags ::