Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and has already been placed in quarantine after he admitted to “feeling poorly”.
According to the Gunners chief, he took the test and will now be put in quarantine in a bid to limit the spread.
Arteta added he hopes to be back “as soon as allowed” after becoming the latest name in football to be struck down by the illness.
On the diagnosis, Arteta said:
“This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal has revealed that they have closed their London Colney training ground after the result and will trace others who have been in close contact with Arteta.
In a statement, they wrote:
“Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.
Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines.
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.”