Arsenal’s premier league fixture against Manchester City scheduled to take place tonight has been postponed as a preventive measure in the wake of the Coronavirus spread.
According to reports, a number of the Arsenal squad players are now in self-isolation after meeting Olympiacos owner, Evangelos Marinakis after the Europa League tie.
Evangelos Marinakis confirmed yesterday that he had Coronavirus.
A statement released by the premier league read:
“Tonight’s Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed as a precautionary measure following the announcement on Tuesday that Evangelos Marinakis has contracted COVID-19.
“Thirteen days ago, Olympiacos played Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Europa League and Marinakis, the Greek club’s owner, met with several Arsenal squad members and staff.
“Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening, Wednesday 11 March, to give time to fully assess the situation.
“The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight’s match will be rearranged.
“We understand this will cause inconvenience and cost to fans planning to attend the game but Arsenal, Manchester City and the Premier League have agreed that the short notice of Mr Marinakis’ infection means there is no alternative but to take the time to complete a proper assessment of risk.
“All necessary measures are being taken and the Premier League currently has no plans to postpone any other matches.”