Mikel Arteta says he is now feeling ‘really good’ after completely recovering from coronavirus along with the rest of his household.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND: Mikel Arteta reacts during a Premier League match on December 26, 2019. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arteta was one of the first high-profile cases of coronavirus in the English football community, and it’s clear his positive test was what led to the league shutdown back in mid-March.

Thankfully, the Arsenal head coach is now out the other side and healthy. He spoke to the BBC to confirm as much this week.

“I feel really good and completely recovered,” Arteta said. “It took me five to seven days to get through the virus and then I passed it onto my missus and another person that lives with us. But we are all fine, we have all got through it and we are absolutely fine.

“I have a lot of people – relatives, families – that are dealing with very complicated situations. From my side, we are all behind them. This is something that we are all living together, it’s a massive challenge. We have to protect each other as much as we can.”

It’s great to hear the 38-year-old is doing well. Obviously, not everyone is fully recovering from this virus, which is why it’s so important we continue to follow the rules to prevent transmission as much as possible. But it’s nice to have some good news.

For now, Arteta is going to be stuck in the same situation as many of the rest of us. He’ll be working from home and just waiting to get back out there.

The head coach also spoke to Sky Sports this week about Arsenal’s transfer plans. The club are preparing for a number of possible eventualities, given the current uncertainty. So that should keep him busy.