Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta, Tests Positive For COVID-19 For The Second Time

Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta, Tests Positive For COVID-19 For The Second Time


As such, he will miss the Premier League clash with leaders Manchester City on Saturday, the club said.

The 39-year-old Spaniard’s first positive test was in March 2020 which prompted English football to shut down as the pandemic took hold.

He is the latest Premier League manager to test positive in the last few weeks following Aston Villa’s Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira of Crystal Palace.

A club statement read: “Mikel Arteta will miss our match against Manchester City on New Year’s Day after testing positive for COVID-19.

“Mikel is isolating in line with Government guidelines and we wish him well.”


Mikel Arteta Amatriain is a Spanish professional football manager and former player. 

He is currently the manager of Premier League club Arsenal. Born in San Sebastián, Arteta began his senior career at Barcelona in 1999, but limited playing time led to a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2001.

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