Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, will miss their Premier League home clash against Manchester City on New Year’s Day, after testing positive for Covid-19.
Arteta previously contracted the virus in March 2020, prompting the shutdown of football at the start of the pandemic.
Despite the positive test, the Spaniard is expected to speak to the media from his home on Thursday to preview the match against City.
A statement from the club 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.”
Arteta will face an isolation period of one week. At present, people who receive negative lateral flow results on day six and day seven of their self-isolation period – with tests taken 24 hours apart – no longer have to stay indoors for a full 10 days.