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Arsenal’s Arteta tests positive for coronavirus; EPL to hold emergency club meeting

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, and following the disclosure, the Premier League has scheduled an emergency club meeting for Friday.

Several Gunners players had gone into self-isolation in the past few days, as their Wednesday fixture at Manchester City was postponed mainly due to it.

Arsenal are due to play at Brighton in the Premier League this weekend, but with the PL convening on Friday, the game will likely be postponed.

“This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly,” said Spaniard Arteta.

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“In light of Arsenal’s announcement confirming that first-team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures,” reads a statement on the official website.

According to reports in the UK, the emergency club meeting would see all 20 clubs decide on a unified strategy to contain the spread of the virus.

And one of the possible options that will be discussed at the meeting, according to the reports, is postponing all 10 of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures.

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