Mancity-Arsenal in past clash (photo/ courtesy)
The English Premier League has for the first time suffered a direct blow of the corona virus after the match pitting league champions Manchester City and Arsenal was postponed. This is after some Arsenal staff and players came into contact with Olympiacos boss Evangelos Marinakis who recentely tested positive for the virus.
Medical precautions have further been taken to ensure that no player contracts the virus. Selected Arsenal players and staff will now have to self quarantine for 14 days while they monitor any symptoms that could be linked to the deadly virus.The Gunners on Tuesday released a statement saying no player or staff had shown any symptoms of corona virus. “The players will remain at their homes until the 14 day period expires. Four Arsenal staff who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match will also remain at home until the 14 days are over.
We fully understand how disappointing this is for our supporters,in particular those that were travelling to Manchester for tonights match. Tickets will be valid for the match when its rearranged.” A section of the statement read.
While Arsenal are set to face Brighton on Saturday,Brighton have released a statememt saying the match will go on just as planned.