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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.

Chelsea in a statement said the men’s first-team squad would go into self-isolation alongside the coaching staff and backroom staff who came into contact with Hudson-Odoi.

The men’s team building will also be closed, but the rest of the training facility, Stamford Bridge and other Chelsea facilities will operate as normal.

The club said Hudson-Odoi had experienced symptoms “similar to a mild cold” on Monday morning and had not been at the training ground since as a precaution.

Naija News reports that former Manchester City assistant and Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, on Thursday tested positive for Coronavirus.

Arsenal have closed their London Colney training ground and club staff who had recent contact with Arteta will go into self-isolation.

The Premier League officials will on Friday, today, hold “an emergency club meeting” to discuss future fixtures.

“This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly,” said Spaniard Arteta, 37. “I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”

“significant number of people” at Arsenal will self-isolate, including the “full first-team squad”.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.