Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta misses Manchester City clash after testing positive for Covid-19

Mikel Arteta misses his team’s showdown against Manchester City (Credit: Matt Impey / REX / Shutterstock)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will not be on the sidelines for his team’s Premier League clash with Manchester City after being tested positive for Covid-19.

The Spaniard’s side has been in rich form and he looked forward to putting his mind up against his old employers, who are currently at the top of the table.

But Arteta must now isolate himself for at least seven days after being tested positive for coronavirus.

Arteta was the first high-profile figure in the Premier League to test positive for coronavirus in March 2020, leading to the postponement of the Gunners’ clash with City.

Premiere League Covid Cases Metro Graphics

Premiere League Covid Cases Metro Graphics

It comes as the Omicron variant is causing mass disruption in the Premier League, where a number of matches have been postponed in the last fourteen days due to the rapid rise in cases across the UK.

The Premier League recorded its highest number of positive cases in a period of seven days in the week before Christmas Day, reflecting the increases across the country.

Despite the disruption, the clubs have agreed to continue with the league season to the best of their ability.

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