The Arsenal u18 clash against Reading this weekend was postponed due to around nine players needing to isolate after a coronavirus case.

London Colney training pitches (Photo via
London Colney training pitches (Photo via

The Arsenal u18s are finding form at the moment, winning their last two league fixtures 3-1 and 5-1 against West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City respectively. So it was a bit of a disappointment to see their game against Reading this weekend called off.

Unfortunately, Daily Cannon sources inform us that there was a coronavirus case around the squad this week, forcing around nine players into isolation. As a result, Arsenal simply didn’t have the numbers to play the fixture, and they had to postpone.

There’s never a good time for a situation like this, but the one positive is that we’re heading into an international break without any u18 games anyway.

Arsenal u18s next play against Fulham on November 21st, by which time the usual 10-day isolation period will be up for everyone involved.

It will still impact their ability to train in the meantime, though, and prevent any u18s involved from stepping up for the u21 game against Gillingham on Tuesday.

Hopefully, the isolation and postponement will contain the spread and everyone will recover (or avoid infection in the first place) without any problems.