Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus as the pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar around the world.
The club released a statement on Thursday evening confirming the news, as worries continue to grow over the well-being of other figures in the sport.
The statement read:
“The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is. Our thoughts are with Mikel who is disappointed but in good spirits. We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”
Arteta himself added: “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”