Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

'Stay home and save lives' - Arsenal cancel return to training

'Stay home and save lives' - Arsenal cancel return to training

Both men are said to be on the mend, nevertheless, and no further reports of positive tests have come out of either London club.

But the government has given a directive on social distancing which could extend the break to another month.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was tested positive for coronavirus a couple of days ago and following this the Premier League has made a decision to suspend the league, first till the 3rd of April and now till the 30th of the same month.

"As a result of the current situation, we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time", Arsenal said in a statement on Monday.

However, that has now been postponed, with players being told to "stay at home and save lives".

First-team players have also been provided with personalised training plans to keep fit in self-isolation, while also issuing them with gym equipment to use from home.

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Former Manchester City midfielder Toure has now told the Gunners to get fully behind their new boss in the forthcoming transfer windows to give him the best possible chance of success at The Emirates.

The males's first-team team scheduled back in training today after finishing their 14- day self-isolation duration adhering to head instructor Mikel Arteta screening favorable for the infection.

The Spaniard has been carrying out daily meetings from his home while in recovery.

Now on the mend and speaking to La Sexta, Arteta admitted that he did not consider that he had coronavirus until he learned that the president of Olympiacos (Arsenal's Europa League opponent) had tested positive.

Arteta has steadied the ship since returning to the Emirates to coach the team he captained as a player, and Martinelli has been impressed with the 37-year-old's "keen eye for detail". All our players are looking forward to getting back out on the training pitches as soon as the situation allows.

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