Arsenal Confirm Mikel Arteta Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

​Arsenal have confirmed head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result on Thursday evening.

The news comes shortly after the Premier League ​confirmed all fixtures slated for the upcoming weekend will go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak halting football across Europe.

A statement on the Gunners’ ​website reads: “Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.


“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.”

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