The head coach of the Arsenal football club, Mikel Arteta, has tested positive to the coronavirus with an unclear origin of where he got it from.
This was revealed in a statement by Arsenal in the late hours of Thursday. Arsenal’s training center has been indefinitely closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result a few hours ago.
Everyone who recently had contact with Mikel will now be self-isolated and other unknown people he recently had contact with are presently been tracked down. The statement included,
“Arsenal personnel who had close contact with Mikel will have to insolate himself with respect to Government health guidelines.
“We know this to be a major number of people from Colney, which includes the full first-team squad and coaches, as well as a smaller fraction of people from our Hale End Academy which we are also monitoring closely at the moment. Anyone who never had any sort of close contact with Mikel should return to work in a few days. Our Colney and Hale End training centers will be cleansed thoroughly and our other club sites are still very functional.
“We are already working closely with Public Health England on the next action plan to protect our facilities and staff, and with respect to the big games ahead of us which we can’t afford to miss or postpone.
“But due to these rather unfortunate problems, we might not be able to play some games on their original scheduled dates. We will notify our supporters who have tickets for upcoming games immediately we have more information. We will notify them accordingly and they should adhere to the NHS guidelines which is will obviously recommend self-isolation.”