Arsenal set to resume training as Premier League plots return

Arsenal set to resume training as Premier League plots return

- Arsenal's training ground set to be re-opened 44 days after it was shut following news Mikel Arteta had tested positive for COVID-19

- The Colney training ground's 10 pitches are expected to be utililised to maximum as players will not be permitted to train in groups

- The Gunners were sitting ninth upon the suspension of the Premier League after the outbreak of the pandemic

Arsenal have announced their squad players will be allowed back to their training ground from Monday, April 27, but under strict medical guidelines including social distancing.

The move comes just weeks after Arsenal boss recovered from the novel coronavirus, having earlier led to the suspension of the league after testing positive.

But The Guardian reports the London club is gearing towards return to normalcy, with players already permitted to train at Colney training grounds.

“Players will be permitted access to our London Colney training grounds next week. Access will be limited, carefully managed and social distancing will be maintained at all times," a club spokesperson was quoted saying.

"All Colney buildings remain closed. Players will travel alone, do their individual workout and return home," the spokesperson added.

Be that as it may, players will be required to do drills on their own without the supervision of the coaching staff.

Whereas the potential resumption of the Premier League remains unclear, all signs point at a possible return following UEFA's admission it would desire domestic campaigns to be completed if and when possible.

Arsenal were sitting ninth on the standings prior to the suspension of the league over the outbreak of coronavirus, a massive eight points off a top four place.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Kano State Police Command have arrested 30 footballers who were involved in a football match on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

There is currently a seven-day stay at home order given by the state government from April 16, 2020, to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

But a video went viral on social that showed hundreds of football fans watching a match in the state's metropolis. had earlier reported that Antonio Rudiger is making his own contributions to help in fight COVID-19 in his native home in Germany.

The Chelsea centre-back has paid for the catering expenses in the hospital where he was born in Berlin for the next three months.

Rudiger spoke to the hospital management on how he could help them during the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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