Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his side’s upcoming clash with Manchester City.
The Gunners were due to face Wolverhampton Wanderers midweek, but that game was called off as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in their opponents’ camp.
Arsenal will be thankful that the fixture is no longer being held, with news having broken on Wednesday morning that manager Arteta has now tested positive for the virus.
🚨 Mikel Arteta will miss our match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day, after testing positive for COVID-19
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 29, 2021
Thankfully, Arteta is understood to be suffering from merely mild symptoms and will still be holding his press conference, albeit virtually, ahead of their tussle with Man City.
Unfortunately, though, he will not be able to face off against former boss Pep Guardiola on the touchline, which we’re sure he would have loved to do, especially considering Arsenal’s good form.
The good news is that after the self-isolation laws were changed in the UK, Arteta will be able to manage the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final battle with Liverpool, should he test negative in time.
For now, though, we hope that he stays well and gets back to doing what he does best at the earliest possible opportunity!