ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta tested coronavirus positively after admitting that he was “feeling bad.”
The Gunners leader has revealed that he has taken the test and is now being put in quarantine in a bid to limit the spread.
Arteta added that, after becoming the latest name in football to be struck down by the disease, he hopes to be back “as soon as possible”
Arteta said on the diagnosis: “This is really frustrating but I have taken the test after feeling bad.
” I’m going to be at work as soon as I’m able to. “Arsenal announced that after the result they’ve closed their London Colney training ground and will track any people who were in close contact with Arteta
They wrote in a statement:” After head coach Mikel Arteta got a positive COVID-19 result tonight our London Colney training center was closed.
“Arsenal workers who have had close contact with Mikel recently will now distinguish themselves in line with government policy on health
“We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the First Team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy that we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.
” We expect those who haven’t had close contact with Mikel in the days ahead to return to work.
“Meanwhile, our fitness centers at Colney and Hale End will be thoroughly cleaned and our other club sites will be operating as normal.”
After encountering a virus survivor, Arsenal’s stars had already been put in quarantine– with their Premier League match against Manchester City postponed Wednesday.
It came after Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Nottingham Forest, had tested positive for the virus after visiting the emirates.
He was at the stadium when, on February 27, the Greek side knocked the Gunners out of the Europa League and the club announced a number of players who met him after the match.
The shocking news of Arteta’s diagnosis comes just hours after Leicester announced that THREE of their players had become self-isolated after suffering from symptoms of coronavirus.
It is said three other unidentified players in the Premier League were sent home.
Chelsea also delayed training after someone close to the team showed killer bug symptoms.