Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the USA has been cancelled due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the camp.
The Gunners were set to have a pre-season in the US where they were set to face Everton, Inter Milan and Millonarios.
Arteta’s side set to take on Brentford on 13th August as the Premier League officially kicks off had already faced Scottish sides Hibernian and Rangers losing and drawing respectively will now have t make others plans.
Reported in an official statement from the club’s official website:
“This difficult decision is based on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our players and staff.
We fully understand what a disappointment this is for our supporters in America who were looking forward to seeing us compete in the Florida Cup as part of our pre-season build-up. Our apologies also go to the organisers of the Florida Cup who had done a fantastic job making the preparations and our partners who had arranged events around our participation in the competition.
We are glad to say the members of staff are not currently displaying any COVID symptoms. They are now in self-isolation at home.
We are now making alternative arrangements in line with the Premier League protocols to continue our preparations for the new season.
We hope everyone understands this difficult situation which is beyond anyone’s control.”