Tonight’s Premier League game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed “as a precautionary measure” after some of the Arsenal players came into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case.
The decision follows after it emerged that some players and staff from Arsenal had contact with the Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who’s been named as a positive case of COVID-19.
The players and staff affected have been placed in self-isolation as a precaution until the 14-day period advised by the government is up. They are expected to return to training on Friday.
In a statement from the Premier League, they state they have no plans to postpone any other matches and that “all necessary measures are being taken”
It has had a global impact on the world of sports, with a number of games in European’s top leagues such as Serie A, Ligue 1 and Serie A games being played behind closed doors.