English Premier League under threat as more and more players test positive to the coronavirus, Mikel Arteta and Hudson-Odoi and placed under quarantine. The incidents were reported yesternight and as a result English Premier League management board are to hold a meeting on whether or not to continue the league of place it on a hold for like the Italian Serie A who have put theirs on hold.
Arsenal who were scheduled to play against Brighton on Saturday has been postponed but the between Chelsea and Aston Villa has not yet been decided on. English Premier League will hold an emergency club meeting today Friday to discuss on the future of the league. They will discuss whether or not the league should continue or be put on hold like the Italian league and Spanish league has done.
Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi showed some symptoms which were similar to a mild cold on Monday morning, he isolated him from the training ground that day but was later tested. The result came out to show that the young player had contracted the virus. His contraction of the virus led to the testing of the entire players of Chelsea. All Chelsea players are currently placed under self-isolation.
The club had said so far Hudson-Odoi is doing and they are looking forward to return he to the training ground as soon as possible. Chelsea cancelled Friday’s scheduled news conference which was to hold today. Another England sports person has contracted the virus and this is also raising concerns in the league.
Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta has also been confirmed positive to the coronavirus which led to the postponement of their EPL matchday 3o game which was supposed to be played on Saturday. All the players and stuffs of Arsenal who made close contact with the manager are said to have test immediately and be put under self-isolation.
Reacting to this Mikel Arteta who is just 37 years of age said: “This is really disappointing.” “I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.” Arsenal say they expect a “significant number of people” will self-isolate, including the “full first-team squad”.
Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham in a statement said: “The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is.” “We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”
Another player who is suspected to have this virus is Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy, a relative of his who stays with him tested positive to the virus. He is under self-isolation as a precaution although he has not yet been confirmed positive to the virus. Three Leicester City first-team players have also self-isolated themselves after showing symptoms of coronavirus.