• Club take action amid coronavirus crisis
  • Arsenal say it would be ‘irresponsible’ to restart

Arsenal have put training on hold indefinitely as the coronavirus crisis continues to develop, stating that it would be “irresponsible” to return to action on Tuesday as planned.

Around 100 club employees, including the first-team squad and coaching staff, will complete 14 days’ self-isolation on Monday night after Mikel Arteta’s positive test for Covid-19. Tuesday would have been their first opportunity to train, with the players having received individual fitness plans and equipment in the meantime, but they will continue to work remotely while the situation is reviewed on a daily basis.

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