13th Mar, 2020 @ 10:11


Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta test positive for COVID-19


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Arsenal Football Club have mave an announcement that head coach, Mikel Arteta is positive for COVID-19, a condition caused by the dreaded coronavirus.

Arsenal made the announcement on Thursday night. Shortly after, the Premier League confirmed it; and as a result will convene an emergency meeting with the top-flight clubs on Friday, March 13.

The statement by the North London club reads:

Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.

Recall that Arsenal had already made an announcement on Wednesday morning that a some of its players and four members of staff are in self-isolation after meeting with Olympiacos (and Nottingham Forest) owner, Evangelos Marinakis prior to the Europa League second-leg knockout tie in north London; a match they eventually lost.

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Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest Football Clubs

It is important to state that Evangelos Marinakis announced on Tuesday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Recall that Arsenal were supposed to face Manchester City away at the Etihad on Wednesday night, but the game was postponed as a safety measure amid the coronavirus outbreak.

As it stands now, the new situation will likely influence the suspension of the English Premier League.



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