Arsenal revealed that they had four positive COVID-19 cases before last week’s Premier League loss against Brentford.
Arsenal has revealed that two of their prime stars were tested positive for COVID-19 prior to their first Premier League game last week.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were among the four cases found at Emirates Stadium earlier last week. Subsequently, the pair could not play Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford on August 13.
Along with both players, goalkeeper Alex Runarsson was also detected with some unspecified illness before that match. However, the Gunnars have now put forth the information regarding these players saying they were sick because of coronavirus.
An official statement from Arsenal reads the following: “Auba tested positive for Covid-19 and was unavailable for last Friday’s match at Brentford.”
“Auba is now negative on Covid-19 testing, is well and following all protocols for return to play. He will return to training and be assessed prior to Sunday’s match.”
“Alex tested positive for Covid-19 and was unavailable for last Friday’s match at Brentford. Alex is still recovering and will not be available for Sunday’s match,” the club statement adds.
“Willian has also tested positive for Covid-19 and is adhering to protocols. His health and fitness will be monitored and assessed ahead of Sunday’s match.”
“As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first-team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.”