Arsenal have returned positive Covid-19 tests among their training ground staff, leading to increased measures to prevent the spread.
The Athletic report that a small number of Arsenal training ground staff have tested positive for Covid-19, though no players have joined the list yet.
Given the situation at other clubs, however, Arsenal have decided to take steps to avoid an outbreak.
This week, they’ve reintroduced steps like testing in cars before joining training, as well as cancelling their Christmas party.
On a similar note, the Arsenal u23 match against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday is in doubt, given the Covid situation at Spurs.
Football.London report that several youth players were involved in the original group of positive Covid tests at Spurs, and further reports now suggest new cases.
Given the Arsenal youth players train at London Colney, just like the first team, the club will be keen to avoid any chance of either team infecting the other.
A postponement of the u23 match seems likely at the moment.
At least in that case the academy winter break is coming up, giving plenty of time to reschedule.
The first team are set to be much busier over the next few weeks, so they’ll want to avoid any disruption.