Manchester City’s home match against Arsenal has been postponed after Arsenal players were put on quarantine having had contact with owner of Greek club, Olympiacos who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Arsenal said players will be isolated for 14 days after coming into contact with the owner of Greek club Olympiakos, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
“We are strictly following the government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact,” an Arsenal statement said.
“As a result, the players are unavailable for tonight’s (Wednesday’s) match against Manchester City and the Premier League has decided the game should be postponed.”
A number of Arsenal players had met Evangelos Marinakis following their Europa League round-of-32 meeting in London on February 27.
“Manchester City’s Premier League fixture at home to Arsenal has been postponed,” City said in a statement.
“The decision to postpone tonight’s game has been taken as a precautionary measure on medical advice, after it emerged that personnel from Arsenal FC have come into contact with the Olympiakos owner, Evangelos Marinakis, who has been named as a positive case of COVID-19.”
Olympiakos however announced that all their football staff have tested negative for Coronavirus.
The Greek club said in a statement: “Olympiakos FC informs that after the required medical exams to which all the members of the football staff, as well as board members and staff, were submitted, all the tests came out negative for the COVID-19 virus.”
The Greek side face Wolves in the Europa League behind closed doors in Athens on Thursday night.
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