Yet another Arsenal player tests positive on international duty

With this massive spike in coronavirus cases affecting the world, it has been called into question whether the current international games should have even be played when you consider that other than urgent travel has been restricted by most countries in the world at the moment.

It looks like it was maybe not such a good idea after all, as Egypt have already reported that Arsenal’s Mo Elneny and Liverpool’s Mo Salah have both contracted the virus and are now self-isolating in Cairo, therefore certain to miss their next League games.

Now today we have been informed by the Bosnian FA that Sead Kolasinac has also now tested positive. They released a statement today which said: “After Ibrahim Šehić, another member of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be able to play against Italy tonight due to the coronavirus.

“It is about Sead Kolašinac who was retested this morning.

“The results of that test have just arrived, which show that our defender is positive for the SARS-Cov-2 virus”.

Elneny is going to be a big miss for Arsenal against Leeds, although Kolasinac maybe not so much, although it remains to be seen whether there will still be further infections as there are many more games before the players return to their clubs…

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5 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    He also won’t be available for the next EL game.

  2. ken1945 says:

    What a ridiculous state of affairs.

    What’s the vetting none of the prawn sandwich brigade who insistence this meaningless set of games should go ahead, are tucked up safe and well

  3. SueP says:

    Again, I hope Kolasinac doesn’t become unwell

    It was fundamentally wrong to pursue the international break and with outbreaks of Covid now occurring during the colder months, this will undermine the work of the English PL to keep the league functioning and for millions of fans all around the globe who get so much pleasure from it IF there is a curtailment or serious illness for players. Shortsighted in the extreme

    1. jon fox says:

      Not so much shortsighted SueP for the simple reason that the football authortities were well aware of the risks to players but just did not care – hence them not being shortsighted but being immoral- when the chance to make extra money was on the table.

      Money before health is always the mantra of immoral folk. To call them “merely” shortsighted is to give them a moral getout they do not deserve,IMO.

      1. SueP says:

        Fair point
        I was looking at it from the league rather than the suits at the FA
        Saka has been doing well tonight

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