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Premier League to hold emergency meeting after Mikel Arteta tests positive for COVID-19

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Premier League will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow regarding future fixtures in light of Arsenal’s announcing their manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for Coronavirus. The league will meet with team officials to discuss the ramifications for this weekend’s games.

The spread of COVID-19 has caused several games to be postponed across Europe. Earlier today, three Leicester players have been isolated after suffering from Coronavirus symptoms. Manchester City player, Benjamin Mendy is self-isolating after a relative of his was taken to hospital with fears of having caught Coronavirus.

Arteta’s diagnosis comes just after Premier League’s statement that matches will go ahead as scheduled this weekend, but the news about Arteta forced them to reconsider and will likely take the decision to suspend the league.

In a statement, the league confirmed: “In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first-team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures.

“The Premier League will make no further comment until after that meeting.”

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