Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta At Emirates Stadium On December 20 Picture Id1195098132?s=28

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, a statement from the club on Thursday evening, March 12, revealed.

Having tested positive to the disease, Arteta will now self-isolate in line with government health guidelines and it is expected Arsenal's first team squad, alongside the coaching staff will do the same.

A statement from Arsenal reads: "Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.

"Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines."

On his part, Arteta commented on his diagnosis but was quick to note that he is looking to forward to returning to work as soon as possible.

Arteta said: "This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I'm allowed."

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