In an interview with the Spanish media this week, Dani Ceballos revealed Arsenal’s coronavirus test results and the planned Premier League return date.

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) talks with Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos (2nd R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 16, 2020.
Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) talks with Dani Ceballos (R) on February 16, 2020. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

First, Ceballos talked about Arsenal’s test results, after squad and staff took their first coronavirus tests ahead of a return to group training. Thankfully, it appears there were no problems in the Gunners’ camp.

“48 hours ago we passed the tests and the truth is that the entire team has given a negative result,” Ceballos said.

After that, the Arsenal loan midfielder discussed the potential Premier League restart date. Publicly, we have no confirmation on their final plans, but Ceballos seems pretty sure about when they’ll return to action.

“We are going to start a week late with respect to what is being talked about in Spain, which is June 12th” Ceballos continued. “We are going to start the league on the 20th.”

That certainly fits with everything we’ve heard so far. Though it’s worth mentioning it’s probably just Ceballos’ understanding of the situation. Arsenal are presumably telling the players to expect a June 20th return just in case it really happens.

If there are further delays, the players will just have to wait a bit longer. But at least they’ll be ready if football really does return on schedule.

So I wouldn’t take this as an official confirmation of the restart, just another hint.

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