Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta explains he is expecting more Covid-19 problems next month

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reckons next month’s international fixtures increase the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Premier League.

As players jet off around the world to represent their countries, the fear is that it could produce a spike In positive tests when they return to top-flight action.

And Arteta, the first Premier League boss to catch the virus in March, says clubs are concerned with so many of their foreign stars going abroad for the best part of a fortnight.

The Emirates manager declared: “Obviously, when everyone has to fly away to very different countries, it’s a little bit of an experience.

“We don’t know what the outcome is. We want to believe that they are going to follow a lot of things that are implemented and working well here.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 in midweek
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“Fingers crossed, we don’t get any bad news.”

Although the 2019-20 Premier League campaign was suspended when Arteta became ill, he believes it imperative football continues amid the latest surge in coronavirus cases across the country.

The Spaniard added: “Absolutely. We have much more information now than when that happened many months ago.

Coronavirus is continuing to keep fans out of Premier League stadiums

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