Arsenal’s Big Boss, Mikel Arteta says he has made a full recovery from Covid-19.
The 37 yr old Spaniard had become the first manager in the premier League to become diagnosed with the deadly Covid-19 infection on 12 March.
Mikel Arteta and the entire arsenal first team became one of the first casualties of the Covid-19 virus in the UK, with Chelsea also being affected within the same period.
Arteta had started having symptoms of the virus after it was confirmed that owner of Greek Side, Olympiakos, Evangelos Marinakis had contracted Coronavirus after a Europa game.
Olympiakos and Arsenal had played against each other in a Europa League game.
Speaking to Spanish Television Channel, La Sexta, Arteta said it took three to four days before he started to recover from the effects of the virus.
“It took me three or four days to start feeling better, with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind.”
“I am very well now. I feel that I have recovered.” Arteta said.
Arsenal’s entire first team as well as some members of staff had to go into a 14 day isolation period after it was confirmed that their manager was down with Covid-19.
The team was due to be out of isolation and back in training on Tuesday. That has however been postponed.
Arsenal’s Management issued a statement saying it would be inappropriate and irresponsible for the team to have its players back on the pitch at this time.
“Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives.” The team management said .
Arsenal was supposed to face Manchester United in a premier League match at the Etihad stadium on March 11 when the news of Arteta’s infection broke.
The game was subsequently cancelled while the entire first team went into self isolation.
Speaking on his experience, Mikel Arteta said further;
“I got a call from the board of directors after training while I was in my car and they told me the president of Olympiakos had tested positive, and everyone who had been in contact was at risk.
“I went on to tell them that I wasn’t feeling well and that we had a situation because we had lots of players that had been in contact with them.
“We had a game against Manchester City the next day and obviously we couldn’t put lots of people at risk without saying anything.
“Obviously all those who had been in contact with me had to go into quarantine, and consequently games had to be suspended.”
The UK currently has 6,650 individuals Infected with the Covid-19 virus with 335 reported deaths.