BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal boss Arteta tests positive for coronavirus
- Arsenal said in a statement on Thursday head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, throwing their next game into doubt.
Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the Arsenal squad are expected to self-isolate, the Gunners have confirmed.
The club said in a statement released on Thursday that its London Colney training centre has been closed as a result of the diagnosis.
Arsenal confirmed staff and players who had "recent close contact" with Arteta would go into self-isolation, which includes the entirety of the first team.
"Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines," a statement from the Gunners read.
"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.
"We expect those who did not have close contact with Mikel to return to work in the coming days. In the meantime our Colney and Hale End training centres will undergo a deep clean and our other club sites are operating as normal."Published 13 Mar 2020, 04:04 IST