London: Arsenal FC head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss a Premier League match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day.
Mikel is currently in isolation, the north-London-based club confirmed on Wednesday. Earlier, the Gunners’ Premier League match against Wolves on Tuesday was postponed due to the number of Wolves squad testing positive for COVID-19.
In the latest, the Premier League board on Tuesday appealed to Newcastle United’s request to postpone the league clash with Everton, which was due to take place at Goodison Park on Thursday. The Magpies submitted an application following the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in their squad, as well as several injury concerns.
The Omicron edition has wreaked havoc with the Premier League’s schedule in December as 16 games have been postponed so far.
First Published:December 30, 2021, 2:09 am