Arsenal Football Club manager, Mikel Arteta has tested positive to Coronavirus while the entire team has been quarantined.
The club in a statement on Thursday, confirmed the report, saying they expect a “significant number of people” will self-isolate, including first-team staff and coaches.
“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,” the team stated.
Arsenal 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.”
Arteta also added: “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”
The Premier League will hold “an emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures.