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Football in crisis as Johnson reveals all sport facing ban and Arsenal boss Arteta tests POSITIVE for – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk

Football in crisis as Johnson reveals all sport facing ban and Arsenal boss Arteta tests POSITIVE for – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk

FOOTBALL is in crisis as high-profile coronavirus cases swept across the sport.

In a statement after an emergency Cobra meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed sporting events could be banned – as Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals he tested POSITIVE for coronavirus .

⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations

(5) Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the Premier League is on the brink of being postponed  Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the Premier League is on the brink of being postponed Credit: Alamy Live News

 Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the Premier League is on the brink of being postponed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the Premier League is on the brink of being postponed

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Boris Johnson has claimed sporting events could be banned due to coronavirus fears

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Less than an hour before Arteta’s announcement, Premier League and Football League bosses said they would GO AHEAD with fixture s, despite the number of new cases in football.

But then in a dramatic U-turn in light of Arteta’s statement, football bosses said an emergency meeting would be held on Friday morning.

It read: “In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID – , the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures. “

And after the massive news, Brighton and Hove Albion announced that their

game with the Gunners on Saturday would be called OFF .

Dozens of football and sports leagues across Europe and the world announced they would suspend fixtures, with many already playing behind closed doors.

Man City’s Champions League game with Real Madrid has been postponed after the Spanish side were quarantined, while dozens more games across Europe are being played without fans.

LaLiga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, the Primeira Liga, MLS and the Turkish Super Lig have all now been SUSPENDED – as well as several other major sports leagues in Europe and the US.

 Boris Johnson has claimed sporting events could be banned due to coronavirus fears Euro is also on the brink of being delayed a year with Euro bigwigs to meet in a crisis summit next week, with this season’s Champions League and Europa League also to be discussed.

On a dramatic Thursday in football:


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