Arsenal Manager Arteta Tests Positive To Coronavirus
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has tested positive to the pandemic Coronavirus as it spreads like wildfire across Europe.
Arteta admitted to feeling a bit I’ll but promises to get back to work as soon as possible.
The news was confirmed by the North London outfit who released a statement.
“Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening,” the statement read.
“Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.
“We expect those who did not have close contact with Mikel to return to work in the coming days. In the meantime our Colney and Hale End training centres will undergo a deep clean and our other club sites are operating as normal.
“We will work with Public Health England on the next steps in regard to our facilities and staff, and with the Premier League, Football Association and relevant clubs around our forthcoming matches in the Premier League and Emirates FA Cup.
“It is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates. We will update supporters who have tickets for forthcoming games with more information as soon as possible.
“We are now working to trace any other people who have had recent close contact with Mikel. We will let them know what has happened and they should follow the NHS guidance which is likely to recommend self-isolation.”
The virus continues to spread across Europe and is beginning to affect a lot of leagues across the continent. Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy was also reported to have self-isolated after a family member is his tested positive to the virus.