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Arsenal news: How Michael Arteta reacted to coronavirus diagnosis

Mikel Arteta is confident of a full recovery (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is said to be in good spirits and is optimistic about making a full recovery after the Spaniard was diagnosed with coronavirus on Thursday.

The former Manchester City assistant manager was sent for tests after complaining that he was unwell on Thursday and the Gunners confirmed in a brief statement later that night that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Arsenal’s fixture with Brighton on Saturday has subsequently been postponed and around 100 employees from the club, including all first team members, have been placed in a 14-day lockdown.

Arteta tested positive on Thursday (Picture: Getty)

The Premier League had planned on playing all fixtures this weekend as scheduled but they’re now set to decide in a meeting on Friday how best to proceed.

Arteta’s diagnosis effectively places the whole club in stalemate but the Guardian report that he has no concerns over his long-term health and is confident that he will make a full recovery.

Incredibly, the Spaniard’s ‘primary’ frustration is said to be the fact that he won’t be able to work with his players for at least a…