Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta fears the spike in Premier League players contracting coronavirus is a sign the forthcoming season might be damaged by the pandemic.
Several top-flight players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning from holiday ahead of the Premier League campaign’s opening matches on September 12.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele were left out of the France squad after positive tests this week.
Arteta was the first Premier League figure to get the virus in March, just days before the 2019-20 term was halted until June.
The Spaniard recovered fully and led Arsenal to FA Cup final victory against Chelsea. (Guardian)