Mikel Arteta: Arsenal Boss To Miss Man City Match With Covid-19

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After testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will miss Arsenal’s Premier League match against Manchester City on January 1. At Emirates Stadium, assistants Albert Stuivenberg and Steve Round will be in control.

After testing positive, Calum Chambers, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles missed the 5-0 win over Norwich on December 26.

In March 2020, Arteta was found to be positive.
An Arsenal statement read, “Mikel is isolating in accordance with Government standards, and we wish him well.”

Following positive tests, Steven Gerrard of Aston Villa and Patrick Vieira of Crystal Palace both missed matches over the Christmas period.

Arsenal sit fourth in the table, 12 points behind leaders City, after winning their last four league games. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been benched for the past five games in all competitions after losing his captaincy, will also be absent from the City match.

He is in Dubai with the Gabon squad preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Source: BBC Sport

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