Arsenal’s Manager Arteta Tests Positive To COVID-19
Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta will miss the club’s match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day after testing positive for Covid-19.
Thelagostimes gathered that Arteta, who also contracted the virus in March 2020 prompting the shutdown of football at the start of the pandemic, is now isolating.
Despite the positive test, the Arsenal manager is still planning to speak to the media from his home on Thursday to preview the match against City.
A statement from the club read: “Mikel Arteta will miss our match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day after testing positive for Covid-19.
”Mikel is isolating in line with Government guidelines and we wish him well.”
The 39-year-old is the third Premier League boss to have contracted the virus over the festive period with Crystal Palace head coach Patrick Vieira and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard also in quarantine following their positive tests.