Sead Kolasinac has become the second Arsenal player during this international break to test positive for Covid-19.
The defender was tested this morning ahead of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s clash with Italy later today, and produced a positive result.
He joins Mohamed Elneny as someone who will now have to undergo self-isolation/quarantine as per the protocols.
It’s another headache Mikel Arteta will have to deal with ahead of Sunday’s game against Leeds and Europa League action in which Kolasinac was sure to have been involved.
The Arsenal boss will be hoping that the other players involved in internationals this week come back healthy and uninjured. The list includes Bukayo Saka, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabriel, Alex Runarsson and Eddie Nketiah, who were all involved with their countries at various levels.
He will also have to deal with a situation involving Willian who flew to Dubai, although the player’s camp are insisting it was a business trip to fulfil image rights in Asia, if you can make sense of that.
Nevertheless, he was pictured with the salt sprinkling meatwanker known as ‘Salt Bae’, and it did not look as if social distancing protocols were being followed.
The club will, no doubt, seek clarification, and as per Sam Dean of the Telegraph, the Brazilian will have to produce a negative Covid test before he’s allowed back into training.
Let’s keep fingers crossed for all the Arsenal boys on their travels, and as with Elneny, let’s hope Kolasinac isn’t badly affected by the virus.