ARSENAL defender Gabriel Magalhaes will miss the following three video games after coming into contact with somebody with coronavirus.
The 23-year-old Brazilian is now self-isolating after being notified of the contact.
Gabriel Magalhaes will miss Arsenal’s subsequent three video gamesCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
It’s one other enormous blow for Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who’s coming beneath growing strain on the Emirates.
Gabriel has been one off the few positives this season following his £27million transfer from Lille.
Final week he celebrated his birthday, importing a snap to his Instagram.
There isn’t a suggestion Covid-19 guidelines have been damaged on the birthday bash.
Willian and David Luiz have additionally picked up an sickness – however have each examined NEGATIVE for Covid-19.
Arteta has admitted his side ARE in a relegation battle – and the lack of Gabriel will do little to place Gunners followers relaxed.
Arsenal begin the day in fifteenth, 4 factors above the drop zone.
They host rivals Chelsea this night, desperately chasing their first Prem win since November 1, earlier than large video games towards fellow strugglers Brighton and West Brom.
And Arteta declared: “The following seven or eight days are going to be essential to the place we’re heading to within the Premier League. We’ve got an important week, we’ve to face up and we’ve to choose up factors.”
And when requested if he and his gamers now settle for they’re in a relegation dogfight, Spaniard Arteta replied: “Sure, completely.”
Arsenal have loved an uninterrupted 101 YEARS within the high flight, after being elected to the outdated First Division in 1919.