The Premier League Has Been Suspended Until 3 April Due To Coronavirus
The Premier League has been suspended until 3 April in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The news comes following an emergency conference after a number of matches have been postponed.
Last night it was confirmed that Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi became the first Premier League player to test positive.
The club say Hudson-Odoi 'displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning' and stayed away from the the training ground.
According to the BBC, Chelsea added that the 19-year-old was 'doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible'.
Arsenal's manager Mikel Arteta has also tested positive for the virus - which has killed almost 5,000 people worldwide.
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The club announced that the London Colney training centre had been shut down as a result.
The statement said: "Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.
"We expect those who did not have close contact with Mikel to return to work in the coming days. In the meantime our Colney and Hale End training centres will undergo a deep clean and our other club sites are operating as normal."
Arsenal's Managing director Vinai Venkatesham added: "The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is.
"Our thoughts are with Mikel who is disappointed but in good spirits. We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows."
The team's Head of football, Raul Sanllehi, said: "Mikel and the full first-team squad, players and staff, will be fully supported, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows. Obviously Mikel's full recovery is the priority now for us all."
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