Premier League: Leicester City and Arsenal hit by Covid-19 outbreaks

  • The two Premier League outfits are reported to have an outbreak in their respective camps
  • Both teams have postponed planned youth team games

Premier League sides Arsenal and Leicester City have been hit by Covid-19 outbreaks.

Reports indicate that the North London side have been working to contain an outbreak at their Colney training ground, while a number of Foxes players from across the age groups are thought to be isolating.

Arsenal’s first team are in Scotland at a training camp. Those first-teamers yet to head north of the border were told to steer clear of their London base after concerns were raised last week.

It is understood that the alert was triggered by what the club have described as a ‘small number’ of positive tests which sent a group of number of academy players into quarantine.

Arsenal are confident that each case was transmitted away from the training ground and those that have been infected are said to be coping well.

The Gunners have, however, postponed two friendly matches for their Under 18s and Under 23s.

At Leicester, issues with players coming back from abroad have affected preparations but the club’s training ground remains open.

Sources have disclosed that top flight sides are having to deal with a logistical nightmare amid the latest spike in cases and the numbers of players coming back from summer holidays.