- A number of players are suffering mentally due to the current isolation directive
- Arsenal manager Arteta recently revealed his players have been talking to mental health experts
- This is in a bid to keep them in a solid mental state as they await the Premier League return
- The team has not trained together since early March and it is believed that has adversely affected some mentally.
Arsenal players have had to consistently talk to psychologists while in self-isolation, manager Mikel Arteta recently revealed.
Arsenal players have not been together since their manager Arteta was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March and it is believed the solitude life coupled with the absence of football might take a toll on their mental state.
Because of this, the players have had to consult talk to experts to get the help they need.
“We have our psychologist who is looking after the players and is always in constant communication with them,” Arteta told Sky Sports.
The fact that there is a growing uncertainty over the return of the Premier League also seems to worsen the mental state of many players.
“But we’ve been having some really good conversations. This time has been really helpful from my side, at least, to get to know the players better, and we are trying to improve our relationship, our communication and the understanding between us.” Arteta added.
Despite the uncertainty over the league’s return, Arteta maintains the club is still preparing for every possible scenario when it comes to player contracts and possible transfers both in and out of the club.
“I’m not a person that likes improvising a lot so yeah we have to know the circumstances can change every week and we have to be prepared as a club to react to that and adapt,” he added.
Arteta only recently came forward to reveal his health had significantly improved since he was diagnosed with the dreaded virus on March 13.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal players have refused a salary slash that have been proposed to them by the club amid the COVID-19 crisis.
There have been ongoing meetings between players and the teams' administration over the financial situation of the club while football remained suspended in the Premier League.
Other top clubs have began their pay cut exercise for the season but the Gunners stars have turned down the club's proposal of a 12.5 per cent wage cut which would last for a year.
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