Published: 16:05 | 23/3/20

Arteta says he is fully recovered

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has fully recovered from the Covid-19 virus.

The Spaniard, 37, tested positive for the virus on March 12th, but has now declared himself fully recovered.

He had reported feeling unwell after contact with Olimpiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis during the Gunners’ Europa League defeat to the Greek side in February.

Marinakis was subsequently diagnosed with the virus on March 10th.

"It took me three or four days to start feeling better, with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind," Arteta told Spanish TV channel La Sexta.

"I am very well now. I feel that I have recovered."

The Arsenal first team squad were due to report for training on Tuesday following the completion of 14 days of self- isolation following Arteta's diagnosis. 

However, their return has been postponed due to the worsening situation throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

“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," a club statement said.

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

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