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Arteta opens up on COVID-19 infection 0

Posted on March 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

On the evening on March 12th, Arsenal confirmed that manager Mikel Arteta had received a positive COVID-19 result.

The Gunners played a two-leg tie against Olympiacos in the Europa League round of 32 earlier, and despite a 0-1 win in Greece, they were knocked out after losing the second leg at the Emirates. The Coronavirus outbreak was at its early stages at the time, but it was soon reported that Olympiacos owner, Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, had tested positive to the disease. Naturally, it meant that the whole Arsenal squad were potentially exposed, but it was Arteta who caught the virus first.

Official: Premier League suspended 0

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Together with the FA, EFL and WSL, the Premier League has made the decision to postpone all matches until April 4, pending medical advice and other conditions which may arise by that time.

The full statement reads:

“Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.



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