Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta tests positive to Coronavirus

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, the north London club have announced.

Premier League officials will now meet for a ’emergency club meeting’ on Friday morning to discuss whether matches should proceed with this weekend.

On Thursday evening, the Premier League and EFL affirmed that all matches would proceed as planned this weekend after they liaised with the government.

Arteta, 37, stated: “This is really disappointing but I took the test subsequent to feeling poorly

“I will be at work as soon as I’m permitted.”

In an statement released by Arsenal, the club revealed that a ‘lot of people’ – including first-team players and several members of staff – will now self-isolate

“The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is the where our focus is,” said club managing director Vinai Venkatesham.

“We are in active dialog with all the relevant people

to manage with this situation properly, and we anticipate returning to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”

Arsenal are now trying to trace any other people who may have had contact with Arteta.

The statement added it was ‘clear we won’t be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates’.

The Gunners were due to travel to Brighton on Saturday in a 3pm kick-off.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, the north London club have announced.

Premier League officials will now meet for a ’emergency club meeting’ on Friday morning to discuss whether matches should proceed with this weekend.

On Thursday evening, the Premier League and EFL affirmed that all matches would proceed as planned this weekend after they liaised with the government.

Arteta, 37, stated: “This is really disappointing but I took the test subsequent to feeling poorly

“I will be at work as soon as I’m permitted.”

In an statement released by Arsenal, the club revealed that a ‘lot of people’ – including first-team players and several members of staff – will now self-isolate

“The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is the where our focus is,” said club managing director Vinai Venkatesham.

“We are in active dialog with all the relevant people

to manage with this situation properly, and we anticipate returning to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”

Arsenal are now trying to trace any other people who may have had contact with Arteta.

The statement added it was ‘clear we won’t be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates’.

The Gunners were due to travel to Brighton on Saturday in a 3pm kick-off.

An statement from the Premier League stated:
“considering Arsenal’s declaration today affirming that their first-group mentor Mikel Arteta has tried positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will assemble a crisis club meeting tomorrow first thing with respect to future apparatuses.

“The Premier League will offer no further remark until after that gathering. “