Arsenal director Mikel Arteta has tried positive for the coronavirus, provoking the Premier League to report they will hold a crisis meeting on Friday to examine future season.

Arsenal have shut their preparation ground because of Arteta’s sure test, with Gunners players and club staff who had ongoing contact with the Spaniard currently compelled to self-segregate.

“This is truly disillusioning however I stepped through the exam in the wake of feeling ineffectively,” Arteta said in an announcement on Arsenal’s site.

I will be available at work when I’m permitted.”

Arsenal affirmed the stun news only minutes after the Premier League had said all fixtures would proceed this end of the week in spite of the spread of the worldwide pandemic.

Arsenal, because of play at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, said it was “clear we won’t have the option to play a few fixtures on their as of now planned dates”.


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