Arsenal are no longer expected to travel to the USA this week to take part in the Florida Cup, after a small number of Coronavirus cases were discovered.
The Gunners were set to take on Italian champions Inter Milan on Monday, with the winner set to take on either Everton or Millionarios in the final, but we are no longer making an appearance.
This follows the Arsenal Under-23 side having had to cancel two of their friendly matches over the past week also, but it remains to be seen whether the outbreaks are linked in some way.
The club confirmed their withdrawal from the Florida Cup on their Twitter, with a full explanation on their website, although names of those positive tests have been kept private at this point.
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.
This difficult decision is based on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our players and staff.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 20, 2021
Arsenal’s next scheduled friendly will now be against Chelsea on August 1, before taking on north London rivals Tottenham a week later, with the Premier League campaign starting just seven days on from that match.