Coronavirus: Arsenal Cancel Training Return

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Arsenal have cancelled plans to resume training on Tuesday, telling players to remain at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The players were due back in training this week after completing their 14-day self-isolating period following manager Mikel Arteta testing positive for the virus.

But, as the the United Kingdom faces the prospect of a total lockdown, Arsenal believe it would be “inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time”.

The club provided an update last week, saying Arteta is ” feeling much better and is back planning for the remainder of the season as well as speaking to his players.

The Spaniard’s diagnosis earlier this month led to the postponement of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Brighton, scheduled for March 14, before the rest of England’s top-flight fixtures were suspended, originally until April 4 and then extended to April 30.

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Source: Complete Sports