ARSENAL will be out of action for the foreseeable future after the Premier League's suspension was extended until April 30.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta caught coronavirus, but the squad will return to training on Tuesday once the 14-day self-isolation period has been completed.
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WOULD YOU LIKE SOME CAZ BACK?
Arsenal plan to sit down and talk with Santi Cazorla about how they can offer him a return to north London to properly say goodbye to fans, it's claimed.
Cazorla left the Emirates in the summer of 2018 to join Villarreal after his contract expired.
But he had not played for the Gunners for two years after suffering a torrid time with injury.
Football London report Arsenal are exploring the possibility of bringing Cazorla back to complete his goodbyes after the player previously expressed his sadness at not being able to bid the adoring Arsenal fans farewell.
Arsenal are doing their best to help the local community in the battle against coronavirus – which has caused 137 deaths in the UK.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was one of the first big names in sport to contract the virus and now his side are doing their bit for others impacted by the crisis.
The North London club revealed their staff have volunteered to chat to elderly locals that have been left feeling isolated.
A club statement said: “We are liaising with the local authority and the areas being explored range from providing online coaching and teaching, and staff volunteering to have regular phone contact with elderly local people feeling isolated.”
Arsenal have sent their condolences to the family of former Cardiff City player Peter Whittingham after the club announced he had tragically passed away.
The former Aston Villa man died aged just 35 and the tributes have poured in.
The Gunners publicly shared their thoughts in response to the devastating news.
Arsenal's official account tweeted: “Everyone at Arsenal sends their condolences. Our thoughts are with Peter's family, friends and all connected to him after learning of this incredibly tragic news. May he rest in peace.”
GUNNAR BE TOUGH
Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has admitted his injury-plagued start to life in North London has been the “toughest time of my life”.
The Scot signed from Celtic last summer but it has not been smooth sailing for the 22-year-old.
He arrived at the Emirates already carrying an injury and only managed 11 appearances after his debut in October before a dislocated shoulder put him back out of action.
He spoke to Sport Bible and said: “The night at West Ham away was a hard night for me. I knew I had dislocated my shoulder in the first 10, 15 minutes and straight away you know what you've done.
“Then another 10 minutes, I did the same kind of thing. I landed differently. It was a set piece and my arm just went into a position that wasn't comfortable at all and dislocated.
“It was heartbreaking because in my head I knew I needed an operation. Three times in 30 minutes, nobody's shoulder should be going like that.
“So in my head, I was like 'that's me out for another few months'. You know that and you know the devastation straight away. You can see it on my face.
“Being injured at the start of my Arsenal career was hard. Mentally, it was probably the toughest time of my life.”
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The Arsenal statement continues: The players have been given specific training and dietary regimes to follow at home and are in daily contact with our coaches and support staff.
“As you will have seen from social media some of them are certainly embracing this changed new world.
“We will update as soon as we know what’s happening with the fixture schedule.
“Understandably, we have received many questions from fans regarding ticketing for forthcoming matches.
“Please be assured that all match tickets and purchased hospitality will be valid for rearranged fixtures once they are confirmed.”
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