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Arteta feared infecting Arsenal team during coronavirus scare

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta feared who he might have infected when he tested positive for coronavirus, but said on Thursday he has completed his recovery and is ready to return to work with the Premier League side.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Arsenal v West Ham United – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – March 7, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

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REUTERS: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta feared who he might have infected when he tested positive for coronavirus, but said on Thursday he has completed his recovery and is ready to return to work with the Premier League side.

Arsenal announced Artetas positive test a fortnight ago on March 12, which ultimately led to the halt in the season as his side prepared to face Manchester City.

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The Spaniard believes he contracted the virus after the team's Europa League clash against Greek side Olympiacos in late February.

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"I am feeling completely recovered," he told Arsenals website. "Its true I started having some symptoms when we got the phone call from the club (Olympiacos) to let us know that we might be exposed to the virus… I dont know, I felt something within me, that I had it.

"Then you realise, 'Wow, everybody can be exposed here, this is very serious' and you start to think about the people that you've been in contact with and the other people that can be related to us. That's when a bit of fear comes."

Arteta said he coped with the symptoms and revealed his wife and childrens nanny had also contracted the virus.

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"In terms of symptoms, it was a normal virus for me. I had three or four days which were a little bit difficult, with a bit of a temperature and a dry cough, and some discomfort in my chest. That was it," he said.

"The difficulty is that I have people at home,Read More – Source