Mikel Arteta’s coronavirus diagnosis came as something of a shock when it was confirmed last night but thankfully he’s already on the mend.
The Gunners were quick to shut down both the London Colney and Hale End training facilities and staff and players who had contact with the Spaniard have gone into self-isolation.
Only 37, Arteta falls in an age bracket with a very low fatality rate. He was always expected to make a swift and full recovery and it sounds as though he’s well on his way.
Thanks for your words and support.Feeling better already.We’re all facing a huge & unprecedented challenge.Everyone’s health is all that matters right now.Protect each other by following the guidelines & we’ll come through this together.Well done PL for making the right decisions pic.twitter.com/0rnwHmQWha
— Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) March 13, 2020
“Thanks for your words and support,” Arteta wrote on Twitter. “We’re all facing a huge and unprecedented challenge.
“Everyone’s health is all that matters right now. Protect each other by following the guidelines,” he added.
“We’ll come through this together. Well done [the] Premier League for making the right decisions.”
The Premier League, EFL and WSL decided this morning that their respective campaigns will be suspended until 4 April at the earliest. It remains to be seen whether any room is made in the football calendar for them to be completed, a topic discussed on today’s bonus Arsecast.
In the meantime, remember to do your bit to minimise the spread of germs. All the info you need is here.