The Gunners boss is”much better” and carrying out detailed planning with the club’s coaches, while he’s also in regular contact with the players.
Arsenal have provided an update on Mikel Arteta’s wellbeing after his coronavirus diagnosis, with the team also responding to the news that the Premier League postponement was extended to April 30.
It was verified that the Gunners head coach had tested positive for Covid-19 on March 12, with the Spaniard being put in self-isolation, together with staff members and the whole playing squad.
The Premier League would later respond to this news by postponing matches until April 4 – a movement that was then extended to April 30 – since soccer came to a standstill throughout the planet amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The north London club have provided an update on Arteta’s situation, insisting that he is”much better” and that he, together with a choice of employees and the first-team squad, are continuing to isolate at home.
In a message addressed to the lovers, Arsenal wrote:”You can imagine this fast-moving situation has developed, we’ve been taking extensive measures to make sure we continue operating efficiently while protecting our staff and players.
“Our training centres in London Colney and Hale End were shut for heavy cleaning after Mikel’s identification with the virus but have re-opened using a small workforce to keep the facilities and training pitches.
“A number of employees, such as Mikel and the men’s first-team squad, are now isolating at home. We’re very happy to say that Mikel is feeling much better. He’s in great spirits, doing detailed planning with the coaches and talking to the players frequently.
“The women’s and academy teams are also currently staying at home. All our players are excited about getting back out on the training pitches when the situation allows.
“The players are given special training and dietary regimes to follow in your home and are in daily contact with our trainers and support staff. As you’ll have seen from social websites a few of them are certainly embracing this altered new world.”
Reacting to the Premier League’s announcement that the resumption of England’s top-flight could be further postponed, until at least April 30, the statement continued: “You may have noticed Thursday’s announcement that the 2019-20 season will be extended indefinitely and that the professional game is postponed in England until at least April 30, 2020.
“We are totally supportive of this decision, that was endorsed at Thursday morning’s Premier League shareholder meeting. Needless to say, all of us want to be back playing soccer as soon as possible, but only when it’s safe to be doing this.”