Arsenal just confirmed that club manager, Mikel Arteta has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus.
The club revealed that their London Colney training centre has now been closed down after the latest development.
According to Arsenal, every personnel, first-team member, coaching staff that has had recent close contact with the Spanish coach will now self-isolate in line with the government health guidelines.
Via a statement, the club added that a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy might also be affected.
It read, “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.”