Pelatih Arsenal Mikel Arteta Positif Terinfeksi Virus Corona

Pelatih Arsenal Mikel Arteta. Foto: Sky Sports

Indonesiainside.id, London – Klub sepak bola Inggris, Arsenal, menutup Colney Training Center di London setelah pelatih kepala Mikel Arteta dinyatakan positif COVID-19 pada Kamis (12/3) malam waktu setempat.

Melalui akun Instagram resmi, Arsenal mengumumkan, para personel yang baru-baru ini melakukan kontak secara dekat dengan Arteta akan mengisolasi diri sesuai dengan pedoman kesehatan dari pemerintah. Diperkirakan, jumlahnya cukup banyak, termasuk skuat tim utama, staf kepelatihan, dan sejumlah orang dari Hale End Academy yang juga sudah ditutup sementara sebagai langkah pencegahan.

Sementara, mereka yang tidak melakukan kontak secara dekat dengan Mikel Arteta diperkirakan akan kembali bekerja dalam beberapa hari ke depan. “Sementara pusat pelatihan kami Colney dan Hale End akan menjalani pembersihan secara rinci dan lokasi lain milik klub akan beroperasi secara normal.,” demikian bunyi pernyataan resmi kub, Jumat (13/3) pagi WIB.

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Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.⠀ ⠀ Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution. ⠀ ⠀ We expect those who did not have close contact with Mikel to return to work in the coming days. In the meantime our Colney and Hale End training centres will undergo a deep clean and our other club sites are operating as normal. ⠀ ⠀ Managing director Vinai Venkatesham said: “The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is. Our thoughts are with Mikel who is disappointed but in good spirits. We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.” ⠀ ⠀ Head of football Raul Sanllehi added: “Mikel and the full first-team squad, players and staff, will be fully supported, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows. Obviously Mikel’s full recovery is the priority now for us all.” ⠀ ⠀ We will work with Public Health England on the next steps in regard to our facilities and staff, and with the Premier League, Football Association and relevant clubs around our forthcoming matches in the Premier League and Emirates FA Cup. ⠀ ⠀ It is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates. We will update supporters who have tickets for forthcoming games with more information as soon as possible.⠀ ⠀ We are now working to trace any other people who have had recent close contact with Mikel. We will let them know what has happened and they should follow the NHS guidance which is likely to recommend self-isolation.

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“Kesehatan orang-orang kami dan masyarakat yang lebih luas adalah prioritas kami dan di situ lah fokus kami. Simpati kami untuk Mikel yang kecewa tapi dalam semangat yang bagus. Kami melakukan dialog aktif dengan semua orang yang relevan untuk mengelola situasi ini dengan tepat, dan kami menanti untuk kembali berlatih dan bermain secepatnya sesuai anjuran medis,” kata Manging Director Vinai Venkatesham.

Kepala Sepak Bola Raul Sanilehi menambahkan, Arteta dan segenap skuat tim utama, pemain dan staf akan sepenuhnya didukung. Mereka juga berharap seluruh tim, termasuk Arteta, segera berlatih dan bermain kembali seusai anjuran medis. Kesembuhan Arteta sepenuhnya menjadi prioritas.

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