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Coronavirus: Arteta 'feeling better already' as he thanks Premier League for postponing matches

  • Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, but the Arsenal boss says he is on the mend.
Modified 13 Mar 2020, 22:46 IST
Mikel Arteta - cropped
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is "feeling better already" after his positive coronavirus diagnosis and has thanked the Premier League for postponing matches.

The London club confirmed on Thursday that Arteta had contracted the virus, forcing them to close their London Colney training base.

Premier League chiefs held an emergency meeting on Friday in the wake of the news and decided to suspend all games until April 3 at the earliest.

Arteta took to Twitter on Friday to provide a positive update on his condition and called for unity to tackle the "unprecedented" COVID-19 pandemic.

"Thanks for your words and support," he said. "Feeling better already. We're all facing a huge & unprecedented challenge. Everyone's health is all that matters right now.

"Protect each other by following the guidelines & we'll come through this together. Well done PL for making the right decisions."

All games in Serie A, Bundesliga, LaLiga and Ligue 1 have also been called off as the spread of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the sporting calendar.

Published 13 Mar 2020, 22:46 IST
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