Breaking: English FA Holds An Emergency Meeting As Arsenal Head Coach, Mikel Arteta Tested Positive For Cononavirus

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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal Head Coach.

English Premiership board management is to hold an emergency meeting as Arsenal Head Coach, Mikel Arteta tested positive to Coronavirus.

The Gunners who had close contact with Mikel Arteta on training ground will now self-isolate.

The Premier League will hold “an emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures.

“This is really disappointing,” said Mikel Arteta, 37.

“I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”

Arsenal expects a “significant number of people” will self-isolate, including the “full first-team squad”.

Arsenal First Team For 2019/2020 season.

The club were due to face Brighton in the Premier League at Amex Stadium on Saturday (15:00 GMT) but Brighton released a statement, shortly after confirmation of Arteta’s positive test, announcing that the game had been called off.

BBC Sport understands all 20 Premier League clubs want to decide on a unified strategy, and one of the possible options that will be discussed at the meeting is postponing the rest of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures.


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