Mikel Arteta Tests Positive for Coronavirus Disease


The Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, has been around since December 2019. In its about three months stay, it has caused unrest in various sectors, sports inclusive.

Olympiacos owner was two days ago diagnosed and found positive, causing the cancellation of our game with Manchester City due to fears that he may have transferred the virus to Arsenal players and staff during his visit to the Emirates Stadium for the Europa League clash two weeks ago.

It was further stated that those he came in contact with should be under close watch till the 14-day period of a possible symptoms manifestation elapses. Unfortunately, it was when we were already preparing for the comeback of club activities that another negative news set in.

Mikel Arteta is the most recent sports person to have tested positive to the virus, as unveiled by the club on its official website on Thursday.

This development means that there will be a hold on club activities at London Colney as the first team squad and staff that have come in contact with the Arsenal coach will have to undergo self-isolation.

More details later.

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