Coronavirus: Arsenal boss, Arteta tests positive

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Arteta – tests positive

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal boss, tested positive for coronavirus, this was confirmed in statement by Arsenal on Thursday.

The club’s London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 this evening.

Personnel, who recently had contact with Mikel will now be self-isolated and efforts are being made to trace others who had recent close contact with him.

The statement added, “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.

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“Those that did not have close contact with Mikel are expected to return to work in the coming days.

“ 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.

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“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 will let them know what has happened and they should follow the NHS guidance which is likely to recommend self-isolation.”

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