Arteta & Hudson-Odoi test positive for coronavirus, Premier League clubs self-isolateRecord ID: 1463801
- Title: Arteta & Hudson-Odoi test positive for coronavirus, Premier League clubs self-isolate
- Date: 13th March 2020
- Summary: LONDON COLNEY, NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 26, 2020) (REUTERS) ARTETA WALKING ON TO TRAINING PITCH ARTETA WALKING PAST PLAYERS WARMING UP PLAYERS WALKING ON TO PITCH / TRAINING IN PROGRESS PLAYERS AND COACHING STAFF ON PITCH ARSENAL'S JOSEPH WILLOCK (NUMBER 28) TRAINING TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MARCH 13, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF ARSENAL'S EMIRATES STADIUM SCREEN OUTSIDE STADIUM SHOP EXTERIOR OF ARSENAL SHOP EXTERIOR OF STADIUM AND MATCH DAY MERCHANDISE BOOTH EXTERIOR OF STADIUM MATCH DAY MERCHANDISE BOOTH VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF STADIUM ARSENAL BADGE ON EXTERIOR OF STADIUM
- Embargoed: 27th March 2020 10:52
- Keywords: Arsenal Benjamin Mendy Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea Everton Mikel Arteta
- Location: VARIOUS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: VARIOUS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA002C4VXUMF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi have both tested positive for coronavirus as the Premier League announced on Friday (March 13) that all elite soccer matches in England would be suspended until April 3.
Arsenal's first-team squad were set to self-isolate on Thursday (March 12) as a result of Arteta's positive test. The club's Hale End training centre has also been temporarily closed.
The Gunners' game at Manchester City on Wednesday was postponed as a number of their players had met Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus, who contracted the virus.
Chelsea's first-team players and coaching staff will also self-isolate following Hudson-Odoi's positive test.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, who has three players in self-isolation after showing symptoms of the virus, had already called for the season to be stopped.
Meanwhile, Everton's first team squad and coaching staff are self-isolating after a player reported symptoms of COVID-19.
A Manchester City player is also in self-isolation after a family member was taken to hospital with symptoms of a respiratory illness.
A City statement said the family member had undergone tests at hospital, including for the coronavirus, and that the player would continue to self-isolate until the results were known.
The club did not say which player was self-isolating, but British media reported it was French defender Benjamin Mendy.
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