A Premier League fixture has been called off because of the new coronavirus that has forced Arsenal players and four staff into isolation at their homes after coming into contact with the owner of Greek club Olympiakos, who was tested positive for COVID-19.
This necessitated the postponement of Arsenal’s game at Manchester City on Wednesday.
“We are strictly following the 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,” Arsenal statement said.
The team said following this development, the Premier League has decided postponement of the game between the London club and Manchester City.
It would be recalled that in late February, Arsenal played against Olympiakos and Vangelis Marinakis, owner of the Greek club was said to have been tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.