Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be absent from his side’s New Years game with Manchester City after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The Spaniard is now in isolation and unable to attend the teatime kick-off at the Emirates Stadium, but he is still expected to fill press duties ahead of Thursday’s Premier League game.
Arteta contracted the virus earlier in March 2020, which prompted English football to be shut down at the start of the pandemic. His assistants, Albert Stuivenberg and Steve Round, are in charge against City on matchday.
The Gunners were without a number of players during their 5-0 win over Norwich on Boxing Day due to the coronavirus, including Calum Chambers, Cédric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Their game with Wolves on Tuesday was postponed due to an outbreak in Bruno Lage’s squad.