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Arsenal’s Community Shield preparations rocked with ‘four stars returning late to training’

Arsenal’s Community Shield preparations rocked with ‘four stars returning late to training due to quarantine’ including FA Cup final hero Emiliano Martinez

  • Emiliano Martinez is self-isolating after returning from a holiday in Portugal
  • Bernd Leno could reclaim the No 1 jersey for Saturday’s Community Shield 
  • Gabriel Magalhaes, on the verge of joining the Gunners, is also in quarantine
  • FA Cup winners Arsenal face Premier League champions Liverpool at Wembley

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s preparations for the Community Shield have been hit with the news that reportedly four of his players are returning late to training as a result of quarantine.  

The four stars – goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, soon-to-be-new signing Gabriel Magalhaes and two unnamed players – are in the process of completing 14 days of self-isolation.

FA Cup hero Martinez, who was visibly emotional after the final victory over Chelsea on August 1, missed the start of pre-season due to having to self-isolate for 14 days following a holiday from Portugal – and he isn’t the only player, says a report…