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Man City v Arsenal match postponed as some players are in self-isolation

by LLB Reporter
11th Mar 20 9:27 am

Wednesday’s Premier League football match between Man City and Arsenal is now postponed as an Arsenal player came into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case.

The decision is a “precautionary measure” as some Arsenal players and staff came into contact with the Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Premier League said in a statement, “Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening to give time to fully assess the situation.

“The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight’s game will be rearranged.”

Arsenal said in a statement that the risk to their players is “extremely low” but, they are following medical guidelines.

“The medical advice we have received puts the risk of them developing COVID-19 at extremely low.

“However, we are strictly following government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact.

“The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff, who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match, will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.”

Arsenal added, “We fully understand how disappointing this is for our supporters, in particular those who were travelling to Manchester for tonight’s match. Tickets will be valid for the match when it’s rearranged.”

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