Arsenal introduced on Wednesday that they had cancelled their pre-season journey to the United States after a “small number” of their touring social gathering examined optimistic for coronavirus.
The Premier League aspect had been scheduled to play Italian champions Inter Milan this weekend within the opening spherical of the Florida Cup, which additionally consists of Everton and Colombia’s Millonarios.
In an announcement saying their withdrawal, Arsenal didn’t specify what number of members of their touring group had examined optimistic for the virus, nor if any gamers had been amongst these with a Covid-19 prognosis.
“Following a small number of positive Covid tests among the planned party to travel to America tomorrow, we have sadly been forced to withdraw from the Florida Cup,” the assertion learn.
“This difficult decision is based on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our players and staff.”
The membership mentioned those that had examined optimistic weren’t presently displaying Covid-19 signs and had been self-isolating.
“We at the moment are making different preparations in keeping with the Premier League protocols to proceed our preparations for the brand new season,” the Gunners mentioned.
The shortened Florida Cup is ready to start on Sunday at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, however organisers haven’t introduced if Arsenal can be changed by one other aspect.
The Premier League season begins on August 13, with Arsenal travelling to newly promoted Brentford.