Gunners Boss speaks for first time about his Covid-19 Ordeal

Mikel Arteta speaks for the first time since testing positive of Covid-19

  • Mikel Arteta tested positive of Covid-19 on 13th March
  • The Spaniard, the Arsenal Staff and players then went into isolation
  • Mikel Arteta was appointed Arsenal Boss last year in December

Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta has spoken for the first time about his ordeal and experience after testing positive of Coronavirus.

On Thursday 13th March, Arsenal official website released a statement. The Gunners Boss had tested positive of coronavirus. Arsenal was rocked, Premier League was shaken.

The statement read:

Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.

The following day, Football Association announced that Premier League games would be postponed until April 3 (this has since been moved to April 30).

The Gunners Boss was the first high-profile in English football to test positive for coronavirus
Chelsea’s sensation young forward Hudson Odoi also tested positive of the virus

Speaking to La Sexta, the Spaniard said that he was feeling much better and recovered.

I am very well now, I feel that I have recovered.

The former Everton and Arsenal midfielder further stated that it took him close to four days for him to begin feeling better and ‘with more energy’.

The Spaniard revealed that it was after the fixture against Olympiakos that he began feeling ‘not so well’

‘I got a call from the board of directors after training while I was in my car …he told me that the president of Olympiakos had tested positive and everyone that had been in contact was at risk.’

‘I had the test done last Wednesday and I was diagnosed on Friday, when we had to communicate it to the Premier League that I had tested positive.’


Mikel Arteta’s wife Lorena, in an instagram video, said that Mikel was feeling fine.

‘My husband is feeling fine, he is well. It is true that he had symptoms of the virus but the symptoms would never have stopped him from going to work in a normal situation.’

Arteta further indicated that he is back to his normal self – expressing sincere gratitude for good vibes, texts, emails and calls they received wishing him full recovery.

Arsenal sit ninth in the Premier League and will be hoping to improve their position when the season resumes
Arsenal Club and Fans will be happy to hear that their Boss has recovered