Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta contracts COVID-19 for the second time


Mikel Arteta

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has contracted COVID-19 for the second time, the London club announced today.

“Mikel Arteta will miss our match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day after testing positive for COVID-19”, the club announced.

“Mikel is isolating in line with Government guidelines and we wish him well”, the club added.

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The Spaniard tested positive in March 2020, shortly before English football was shutdown as the country tried to get a grip of the pandemic.

‘This is really disappointing,’ said Arteta, 37, via BBC Sport.

‘I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.’

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