Coronavirus Outbreak: Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz among players spotted in action as Arsenal reopens training ground

France striker Alexandre Lacazette, Brazil defender David Luiz and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka were seen arriving at the Arsenal facility, which is situated 20 miles north of London

Reuters April 27, 2020 22:10:30 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz among players spotted in action as Arsenal reopens training ground

Arsenal reopened their London Colney training ground to first team players for individual training on Monday as the Premier League club continued to observe social distancing protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak Alexandre Lacazette David Luiz among players spotted in action as Arsenal reopens training ground

File image of Alexandre Lacazette. Reuters

France striker Alexandre Lacazette, Brazil defender David Luiz and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka were seen arriving at the facility, which is situated 20 miles north of London.

The Arsenal players trained separately while keeping their distance from each other on the pitch.

Soccer in England has been suspended indefinitely and no clubs have been in training since Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on 12 March. No matches have been played since.

The Premier League is suspended until at least 30 April while lockdown measures are in place in the United Kingdom until 7 May, when the government is set to review the current restrictions in place.

Clubs expect to return to full training next month while Sky Sports said the league is looking at a potential restart in June with an eye on finishing the remaining nine rounds of fixtures in July, albeit without spectators in attendance.

All 20 teams will discuss the matter in a conference call on Friday.

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