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Mikel Arteta has urged the Premier League to clarify the number of positive Covid-19 cases required for matches to be postponed, saying the current rules leave clubs in the dark.

Tottenham’s game with Brighton was called off on Thursday after eight players and five members of staff tested positive for coronavirus. On the opening weekend of the season Arteta’s Arsenal side were required to face Brentford even though four players recorded positive tests, eventually losing 2-0, and the manager said later that he was surprised the fixture went ahead. He believes a threshold is required to eliminate uncertainty.

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