Corona virus: Manchester City, Arsenal Clash Postponed

Manchester city’s home premier league game against Arsenal on Wednesday has been postponed as precautionary measure against corona virus.

Per reports, some Arsenal players and staffs came into contact with Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis who has tested positive of the virus on Tuesday .

Olympiakos owner Evangelos

Since Arsenal’s loss to Olympiacos, the club have travelled to face Portsmouth in the FA Cup and, on Saturday, welcomed West Ham to the Emirates Stadium.

“The medical advice we have received puts the risk of them developing Covid-19 at extremely low. However, we are strictly following the government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact.

“As a result, the players are unavailable for tonight’s match against Manchester City and the Premier League has decided the game should be postponed.

“The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff, who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.”

This means the hope of Liverpool winning their first premier league title since 1990 has been postponed. Liverpool will be declared winners if Man city had lost the game and also loose to Burnley on Saturday.