Arsenal scrap plans to resume training due to coronavirus

Tanya Simon
March 24, 2020

"I had the test done last Wednesday and I was diagnosed on Friday, when we had to communicate it to the Premier League that I had tested positive".

Mustafi has been close to the exit before, although he has become a more impressive figure under Arteta's guidance.

And Mohamed Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who have spent the season on loan at Besiktas and Roma respectively - would make up the group of five who might leave to fund other business.

"They deserve the best - not only the supporters but all of the club's staff".

The postponement in the schedule has since been extended until April 30 at the earliest with the scale and danger of the virus, which has claimed the lives of over 16,000 people worldwide, having been made clear.

Injured squad members such as Calum Chambers and Lucas Torreira are continuing their rehabilitations via streamed one-on-one sessions with the medical staff. Shad Forsythe, the head of performance, has been integral to drawing up tailored plans while the club decide upon their next move.

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At the end of January, 3M said it was "ramping to full production" and "going 24/7" in N95 production. Roman said some 350,000 should arrive in NY on Monday.

"These are challenging times for everyone, but in particular our casual workers", said Arsenal Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham.

"We are truly grateful for the outstanding efforts of all our staff across the club every day".

Mikel Arteta has also taken a shine to the Brazilian since being drafted in to replace Emery in the Emirates Stadium hot seat, and the future looks bright for a player who already seems to have adapted to the rigorous demands of English football.

Arsenal have canceled their planned training schedule due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The women's and academy teams are also now staying at home. The former Corinthians academy player left for Ituano in 2015 and it was there that Arsenal scouts first identified his talent.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal's manager, confirmed earlier on Monday evening that he has fully recovered from the coronavirus.

Arsenal are yet to resume training, while league matches have temporarily been put on hold until April 30.

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