Arsenal’s Arteta assures fans he’s ‘feeling better already’ as he breaks social media silence on coronavirus diagnosis – The Sun

ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has assured fans he's "feeling better already" after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

The Gunners boss was forced to self-isolate after catching the virus and his team's trip to Brighton was immediately called off.

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The Premier League then took the unprecedented decision to cancel all fixtures up until April 4 at the earliest as the world struggles to deal with the pandemic.

Arteta took to social media on Friday afternoon to give an update and also praised the league for finally making the correct decision.

He said: "Thanks for your words and support. Feeling better already.

"We’re all facing a huge & unprecedented challenge. Everyone’s health is all that matters right now.

"Protect each other by following the guidelines and we’ll come through this together.

"Well done PL for making the right decisions."

The Arsenal first-team squad, coaches and support staff were placed in isolation for the next 12 days after Arteta's diagnosis.

The Spaniard, 37, said: "This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly.

"I will be at work as soon as I'm allowed."

The Gunners' London Colney training centre has also been closed.

Arteta, his coaching staff and the entire Arsenal team were tested for the COVID-19 virus on Wednesday after their match with Manchester City was postponed due to safety concerns.

The club have stressed that their manager has had no contact with Olympiacos owner Evengelos Marinakis, with the source of his infection remaining a mystery.

Up to four Arsenal players had met with Marinakis after the Europa League clash with Olympiacos at the Emirates on February 27.

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