English and European football continues to be welcoming the stormy waves when the Arsenal leader, coach Arteta is positive for the Corona Virus.
Why did Arteta get infected?
The London home team confirmed the infected coach Mikel Arteta created a shock. “London Colney Training Center was closed after the afternoon test results on 12/3 by head coach Mikel Arteta positive for Corona Virus. All team members who have close contact with Mikel will be isolated. following the instructions, “the Arsenal home page announced.
Some insider sources revealed that the head coach of the Corona Virus team had nothing to do with the previous incident of Olympiacos President Evangelos Marinakis. Greek businessman identified positive for Corona Virus on 10/3.
Marinakis is said to have been in contact with Olympiacos and Arsenal players in the match between the two teams in the Europa League on February 27 at the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking after knowing he was infected with Corona Virus, Coach Arteta admitted he was extremely disappointed with the test results. “I went for a test after feeling my body was not okay. I was disappointed about this. Hope I can work again as soon as possible.”
The infection of the Spanish strategist surprised the British public. At 10 pm (London time), the Premier League organizers also confirmed that the Premier League matches this weekend are still normal. Exactly 17 minutes later, Arsenal announced the results of Arteta.
Goal writer Charles Watts said that Arteta’s test result had nothing to do with Marinakis 2 weeks ago. Arteta is most likely infected within the last week, when the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak began in the UK.
Where did Coach Arteta go?
Arteta hosted the midweek Arsenal midterm training session on Tuesday at the London Colney Training Center. On Wednesday, the Spaniard started to feel uncomfortable and tested.
The entire Arsenal team was then quarantined for 14 days and awaited test results. All Arsenal first team players are the last ones to come into direct contact with Arteta.
In the Premier League series that took place last weekend, Arsenal did not play, so the Spaniard went to meet quite a lot of people. Arsenal confirmed that Pep Guardiola’s former assistant spent most of the weekend at the London Colney training center and interacted with the players, the coaching staff, and the Arsenal leadership. Even the staff at the Hale End youth training center, where Arteta did not visit, was quarantined because they met this coach on the weekend.
Arsenal’s North London office, Highbury House was unaffected because Arteta had not been there yet.
Guardian revealed that the number of people quarantined by contact with Arteta could reach 100, including many football players and celebrities. Arsenal continues to investigate the number of people exposed to Arteta to take measures for isolation.
Bad entailed results
With Arteta’s coach positive for the Corona Virus, Arsenal’s upcoming matches will certainly be postponed. They are Brighton, Southampton in the Premier League and Sheffield United in the FA Cup.
The West Ham United members, the team closest to Arsenal must also test.
However, the news that Arteta is infected with the Corona Virus could have a bigger effect. All football activities in the UK may be delayed indefinitely. The British Prime Minister has revealed this possibility after receiving the information that Arsenal coach is positive forCorona Virus. The organizers of the Premier League will have urgent meetings to come up with the best solution.
Mikel Arteta became the first case where a football coach was infected with the Corona Virus. Earlier, the soccer village was shaken when the test results of many professional players like King Udoh (Pianese), Timo Hubers (Hannover 96) or Daniele Rugani (Juventus) were also positive for Corona Virus.
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