Arteta tests COVID-19 positive, to miss Man City game

Mikel Arteta has tested COVID-19 positive.

Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta gestures during the English League Cup quarterfinal match against Sunderland at the Emirates stadium in London on Tuesday.   -  AP

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta will miss the side's match against Manchester City on Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19.

Arteta’s positive test in March 2020 was a key factor in the suspension of the league in the first week of the pandemic.

He is the third Premier League manager currently isolating after contracting COVID-19, after Crystal Palace's Patrick Vieira and Aston Villa's Steven Gerrard.

“Mikel is isolating in line with government guidelines and we wish him well,” Arsenal said.

Arteta was previously the assistant coach at City.

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