- Coronavirus fears have made their way into the Arsenal team as Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the disease
- Arteta says it is really disappointing he has been infected but he also can't wait to get back to work
- The Premier League has called for an emergency meeting on Friday morning after Arteta's development and the league may now be postponed
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, as per a statement from the club on Thursday evening.
Having tested positive for the virus, Arteta will now self-isolate in line with government health guidelines and it is expected Arsenal's first-team squad, alongside the coaching staff, will do the same.
A statement from Arsenal reads:
"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."
On his part, Arteta confirmed his diagnosis but was quick to note that he was looking forward to returning to work as soon as possible.
Arteta said: "This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I'm allowed."
Meanwhile, US celebrity Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The couple had been travelling in Australia when they contracted the virus amid a global outbreak.
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