Mikel Arteta has been in touch with the Arsenal squad according to Lucas Torreira who has been speaking to the media in Uruguay.

Portsmouth's English defender James Bolton (L) challenges Arsenal's Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira (C) resulting in an injury for Torreira during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.
Portsmouth’s English defender James Bolton (L) challenges Arsenal’s Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira (C) resulting in an injury for Torreira during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta was one of the first in football to test positive for Covid-19, springing Arsenal into action to lockdown their players and training facilities.

Recovering at home from a broken ankle, Torreira has been speaking to the media in his homeland while also issuing updates on social media.

“The truth is that we didn’t expect this virus to reach the club, the locker room. Mikel Arteta is better. He was able to communicate with us and he is improving,” told Sport 890, via The Mirror.

“In recent days, many cases of coronavirus were discovered in London and people were nervous. In some supermarkets, you can no longer find toilet paper or gel alcohol.

“I’m quarantined at home. Working on my own in recovery,” Torreira added.

“I had to buy some devices and the club will collaborate with everyone so that we can continue working individually in our homes.

“I’m happy because the exams were good. I’m still wearing the orthopaedic boot. In eight or 10 weeks I will be able to work normally.”