English Premier League management to meet after Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and players tested positive for COVID-19

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The English Premier League could consider rescheduling its remaining fixtures for the 2019/2020 season.

Even as reports of increased spread of the viral flu contuse to wreak havoc, the league management is set to meet today to deliberate on the future of the remaining fixtures

This comes even as Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Thursday, the PL management announced fixtures were to go on as planned despite the pandemic, and reports of Arsenal players coming in contact with Olympiakos owner, after confirming that he had contracted the virus.

Arteta’s men were scheduled to play Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Arsenal Colney Training Centre has been closed, with personnel who had had recent close contact with Arteta now in self-isolation.

"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," Arsenal Head of football Raul Sanllehi said.

Raul adds, “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 in a statement, said the results are disappointed but he is following with medical orders

"This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I'm allowed," Arteta said in a statement.

 

 

 

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