Arteta updates after COVID-19 scare

English Premier League

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who contracted the coronavirus has broken silence about the state of his health after the club suspended training indefinitely on Monday.

The Spaniard was the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in the Premier League before it was officially suspended this month.

And with Arsenal announcing that their return to training had been postponed from their initial date on Monday, concern mounted over the state of their head coach.

"As a result of the current situation, we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time," the Gunners statement read.

"Therefore our men's first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives."

But the 37-year-old has now called form calm, revealing he has made a complete recovery since testing positive on 12 March.

"It took me three or four days to start feeling better, with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind," he told Spanish television channel La Sexta. "I am very well now. I feel that I have recovered."

Arsenal were due to face Manchester City on the eve of the Arteta news and with no indication of when the pandemic will be under control, it remains to be seen if or when the fixture will be played at all.

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