BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal Manager Arteta Tests Positive to Coronavirus.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has tested positive for coronavirus as the pandemic spreads through the sporting world, bringing many events to a halt.
Their weekend fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion has been called off as a result.
The news was made public on the clubs official website on Thursday evening, as worries continue to grow over the well-being of other figures in the sport.
The statement read: “The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is. Our thoughts are with Mikel who is disappointed but in good spirits. We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”
Arsenals Managing director Vinai Venkatesham added: “Mikel and the full first-team squad, players and staff, will be fully supported, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows. Obviously Mikel’s full recovery is the priority now for us all.”
Three Leicester City players also tested positive for the virus, as well as Juventus player Daniele Rugani, as Switch Nigeria earlier reported.
Leicester City manager, Brendan Rogers has called on his fellow managers to consider suspending Premier League games till further notice, like other major European Leagues have done.
Arteta, when interviewed, said, “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”
This has come just after the Premier League announced that this weekend’s round of matches will go on as scheduled.