Manchester City posted a classy message to former assistant manager Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard confirmed he had tested positive for coronavirus. The Premier League is expected to be postponed due to the announcement.
City’s Premier League clash against Burnley tomorrow is set to be scrapped, with the Premier League holding an emergency meeting to discuss cancellations today.
The Citizens have also seen their Champions League match against Real Madrid postponed due to the Spanish side currently being in self-isolation.
The Premier League is one of the last major sporting leagues in the world to take any action against the spread of coronavirus.
However, after Arsenal’s confirmation of Arteta’s positive test, it appears that action will be taken today.
Arteta, who was formerly City’s assistant manager, and worked alongside Pep Guardiola for the ‘Centurion’ season, when they won the title with 100 points.
And after it was confirmed that the Spaniard had contracted coronavirus, the Citizens posted a classy message to him on Twitter.
“Everyone at Manchester City wishes Mikel a speedy recovery,” the tweet read.
City have a coronavirus incident of their own to deal with at the moment, after it emerged that a first team player – reported to be Benjamin Mendy – was in quarantine.
- Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus
A member of the player’s family has contracted the virus, and as a result he was in hospital as of Thursday.
“The club can confirm that a family member of a men’s team player is in hospital with symptoms of a respiratory illness,” City confirmed in a statement.
“The individual has undergone tests at hospital, one of which is for Covid-19.
“Until the results are known, the player in question is self-isolating as a precaution.”
- Gary Neville blasts Premier League chiefs after Mikel Arteta news
Later on Thursday night, Chelsea confirmed the news that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had also tested positive for the virus.
The winger had been away from training since Monday, but the entire first-team squad has been placed in isolation as a result.
That news means Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa tomorrow evening will surely be postponed, and put further pressure on the Premier League to take across-the-board action and suspend the season.
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