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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Discussion started by Optimistic Gunner , 12 March, 2020 22:29
Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Optimistic Gunner 12 March, 2020 22:29

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Optimistic Gunner 12 March, 2020 22:33
Club statement: COVID-19

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. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.

We expect those who did not have close contact with Mikel to return to work in the coming days. In the meantime our Colney and Hale End training centres will undergo a deep clean and our other club sites are operating as normal.

Managing director Vinai Venkatesham said: “The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is. Our thoughts are with Mikel who is disappointed but in good spirits. We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”

Head of football Raul Sanllehi added: “Mikel and the full first-team squad, players and staff, will be fully supported, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows. Obviously Mikel’s full recovery is the priority now for us all.”

We will work with Public Health England on the next steps in regard to our facilities and staff, and with the Premier League, Football Association and relevant clubs around our forthcoming matches in the Premier League and Emirates FA Cup.

It is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates. We will update supporters who have tickets for forthcoming games with more information as soon as possible.

We are now working to trace any other people who have had recent close contact with Mikel. We will let them know what has happened and they should follow the NHS guidance which is likely to recommend self-isolation.

Mikel 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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Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
goonerred 12 March, 2020 22:33
I've just heard. All matches off now surely.

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Padre Pio 12 March, 2020 22:40
How can we play on Saturday! No way



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Gunnersingh1 12 March, 2020 22:55
Get well soon Mikel.

This country is not doing enough to beat this ffs!

This season surely will be halted for the time being at least.

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Boston Gooner 12 March, 2020 22:58
Quote:
Padre Pio
How can we play on Saturday! No way

We won't be.
And I doubt anyone else will.

As this come about from the Greek guy Marinakis ?



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Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Padre Pio 12 March, 2020 23:57
No they think its a different source



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Boston Gooner 13 March, 2020 00:05
Arsenal's trip to Brighton has now been called off after the Gunners closed their training ground.



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Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Ares 13 March, 2020 01:24
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Not Spanish Mike Too

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
CazOnARola 13 March, 2020 01:40
The cases are going to explode worldwide. If there are 400 cases being reported, the extent of true cases would be at least more like 20k. These people are carrying it and spreading without knowing that they have it.

Most authorities are not willing to accept that it can be spread asymptomatically, but that is what causing such a quick spread.


If any of you have any influences in your communities, I beg you to push for complete isolation. The horse is already bolted and you will not stop this just by screening and isolation of people coming into the country.

Italy like situation is around the corner in 2-3 weeks time.

Healthcare system would be overwhelmed and it would be too late then.



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Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
BootyDaddy 13 March, 2020 04:38
I've been at Cheltenham all week and with the amount of people there in close quarters for hours on end I would not be surprised one bit if I've been infected as well as thousands of others.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
AJ The Gunner 13 March, 2020 05:37
I feared for him because there was no way he wouldn't have had contact with the owner of Olympiacos who tested positive for it. Fearing for our players who most certainly has had contact with Arteta.

Our personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. This will include a number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy.

Loosing that game and crashing out of the Europa cup makes this even more painful.

Praying for Mikel Arteta and Everyone who has contacted the dreaded virus and also the health workers caring for the sick. 🙏🏿
Get Well Soon Boss👊🏿



Wenger Is Gone Now So Can We Be Allowed To Breathe Now???



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Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Boston Gooner 13 March, 2020 08:41
Quote:
AJ The Gunner
I feared for him because there was no way he wouldn't have had contact with the owner of Olympiacos who tested positive for it. Loosing that game makes this even more painful.
Praying for Mikel Arteta and Everyone who has contacted the dreaded virus and also the health workers caring for the sick. 🙏🏿
Get Well Soon Boss👊🏿



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Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Padre Pio 13 March, 2020 09:40
Quote:
CazOnARola
The cases are going to explode worldwide. If there are 400 cases being reported, the extent of true cases would be at least more like 20k. These people are carrying it and spreading without knowing that they have it.
Most authorities are not willing to accept that it can be spread asymptomatically, but that is what causing such a quick spread.


If any of you have any influences in your communities, I beg you to push for complete isolation. The horse is already bolted and you will not stop this just by screening and isolation of people coming into the country.

Italy like situation is around the corner in 2-3 weeks time.

Healthcare system would be overwhelmed and it would be too late then.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
AJ The Gunner 13 March, 2020 09:56
Quote:
BootyDaddy
I've been at Cheltenham all week and with the amount of people there in close quarters for hours on end I would not be surprised one bit if I've been infected as well as thousands of others.

Please go for testing. Praying for you. 🙏🏿



Wenger Is Gone Now So Can We Be Allowed To Breathe Now???

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
AJ The Gunner 13 March, 2020 10:02
Chelsea has confirmed that Callum has tested positive. Surely the epl must be suspended for now. Wonder how far with the 3 Leicester players on isolation?? Have they tested positive???



Wenger Is Gone Now So Can We Be Allowed To Breathe Now???

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
AJ The Gunner 13 March, 2020 10:56
Just read that the entire Everton first team are on self isolation as precautionary measure after some players reported symptoms of Covid-19.



Wenger Is Gone Now So Can We Be Allowed To Breathe Now???

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
goonerred 13 March, 2020 10:58
Quote:
AJ The Gunner
Just read that the entire Everton first team are on self isolation as precautionary measure after some players reported symptoms of Covid-19.
I posted that at 9.32 on another thread, not only do men not listen, they don't read either!!!(Sm100)

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
Padre Pio 13 March, 2020 11:30
Quote:
goonerred
Quote:
AJ The Gunner
Just read that the entire Everton first team are on self isolation as precautionary measure after some players reported symptoms of Covid-19.
I posted that at 9.32 on another thread, not only do men not listen, they don't read either!!!(Sm100)
Its getting hard to follow as so many threads discussing the same issue, all roads lead to the corona virus



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus
goonerred 13 March, 2020 17:00
Mikel is on the mend, yay.

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