Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has fully recovered from the coronavirus according to reports by the club.

The Premier League club has however directed their players to stay at home insisting it would be “inappropriate” to return to training as soon after their 14-day quarantine following Arteta’s positive test for COVID-19.

The club has therefore decided to delay any return amid the current Government advice on social distancing with no date given as to when they might come back.

A statement from the north London club said:

Our men’s first-team players were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday after completing 14 days isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive diagnosis for the virus.

As a result of the current situation, we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time.

Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives.

Gunners manager Arteta was the first high-profile case of the coronavirus in the Premier League, prompting football chiefs to suspend the competition.

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