Premier League To Hold Emergency Coronavirus Meeting After Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta Tests Positive For Covid-19
Premier League, top level of the English football league system has scheduled an emergency club meeting for Friday morning, March 13 following the news that Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The announcement comes less than an hour after the Premier League had confirmed league fixtures on the weekend starting March 13 would “go ahead as scheduled”.
The League’s statement was released at 9.31pm on Thursday, March 12 amid growing calls for a clarification whether fixtures would go ahead, following the cancellation of several sporting events across the world including both LaLiga and Serie A schedules because of the coronavirus.
However, just 46 minutes later, Arsenal football club confirmed that Arteta had tested positive for Covid-19, forcing them to close their London Colney Training Centre.
A statement reads;
In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures.
This is coming after Juventus Football Club announced on March 11 that one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Following Rugani testing positive, unconfirmed reports say another player Paulo Dybala, tested positive to coronavirus but it remains unconfirmed at press time.