ARSENAL is the latest club to suffer a Covid outbreak after several staff members at their training ground tested positive.
Mikel Arteta’s side are now gearing up for Wednesday’s crucial home clash with West Ham, where a win will put them ahead of the Hammers.
And luckily for the Spaniard, NO players are thought to have contracted the coronavirus ahead of their upcoming match.
Based on The Athletic, a handful of staff at Arsenal’s London Colney training center have tested positive for the deadly bug.
As it stands, none of the Arsenal teams are currently affected by Covid.
Following the minor outbreak, Arsenal have ramped up their Covid-19 protocols, with players now being tested for the virus in their cars before being allowed to attend training.
The club have also canceled their Christmas party, with Arsenal now planning an end-of-season event.
How it was revealed earlier on Monday There are 42 positive cases of Covid between players and staff in the latest round of testing.
That’s a jump of 12 testing positive in the previous seven testing days.
The 40 positive cases as of 2021 is the previous highest number of infections at Premier League clubs in a week since testing began being announced in May 2020.
Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham, have been affected by a Covid outbreak, with Spurs’ clashes with Rennes and Brighton postponed.
Red Devils already forced to close their Carrington training ground on monday due to coronavirus.
In other places Aston Villa had positive tests in their camp, as they also had to close their Bodymoor Heath training facility over the weekend.
Championship clubs are also affected by Covid, with QPR’s match against Sheffield United is postponed.
From this week, supporters will need proof that they have been stabbed twice or proof of a negative lateral flow test to be allowed into the game with a capacity of more than 4,000.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4265365/arsenal-positive-covid-tests-staff-members/ Arsenal ‘enhanced Covid-19 protocol’ after members of training ground staff tested positive for virus