Breaking: Arsenal manager tests positive for Corona Virus

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta tests positive for Corona Virus

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Gunners boss is the latest high-profile figure to contract the virus.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus as the pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar around the world.

A statement via the club’s official website reads: “Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.

Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

“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.

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