LONDON:Arsenal Football Club in a statement announced that its head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus. The club informed that all the personnel who have been in contact with Arteta will self-isolate. This is expected to include both staff members and first team players.
Arsenal’s London Colney Training Centre has also been closed as a precautionary measure and will be subjected to deep cleaning.
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.
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.
Arsenal said in a statement.
The club’s weekend fixture with Brighton has been postponed to a later date.
Football club Chelsea also announced that its rising star Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Premier League today (13 March) has called an emergency meeting with all the clubs to determine the future course of action as clamours for a NBA like suspension grow.