Our London Colney preparing focus has been shut after lead trainer Mikel Arteta got a positive COVID-19 outcome tonight.
Arsenal players who had late close contact with Mikel will now self-confine in accordance with Government wellbeing rules. We anticipate that this should be a noteworthy number of individuals from Colney, including the full first-group crew and instructing staff, just as fewer individuals from our Hale End Academy which we have additionally briefly shut as a precautionary measure.
We expect the individuals who didn’t have close contact with Mikel to come back to work in the coming days. Meanwhile our Colney and Hale End preparing focuses will experience a profound clean and our other club destinations are working as expected.
Overseeing chief Vinai Venkatesham stated: “The strength of our kin and the more extensive open is our need and that is the place our center is. Our considerations are with Mikel who is frustrated however in great spirits. We are in dynamic exchange with all the significant individuals to deal with this circumstance properly, and we anticipate returning to preparing and playing when clinical exhortation permits.”
Head of football Raul Sanllehi included: “Mikel and the full first-group crew, players and staff, will be completely upheld, and we anticipate returning to preparing and playing when clinical exhortation permits. Clearly Mikel’s full recuperation is the need now for every one of us.”
We will work with Public Health England on the subsequent stages as to our offices and staff, and with the Premier League, Football Association and applicable clubs around our pending matches in the Premier League and Emirates FA Cup.
It is clear we won’t have the option to play a few apparatuses on their at present planned dates. We will refresh supporters who have tickets for prospective games with more data at the earliest opportunity.
We are presently attempting to follow whatever other individuals who have had ongoing close contact with Mikel. We will tell them what has occurred and they ought to follow the NHS direction which is probably going to suggest self-confinement.
Mikel stated: “This is truly disillusioning yet I stepped through the examination in the wake of feeling ineffectively. I will be grinding away when I’m permitted.”