- Callum Hudson-Odoi has contracted the deadly coronavirus
- The Chelsea forward has been taken away from the rest of the squad
- Arsenal gaffer Arteta has also been confirmed as sufferer
Premier League giants Chelsea have been hit with a severe blow after they confirmed that their forward Callum Hudson-Odoi has been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The 19-year-old promising winger is now the first Premier League player to be confirmed as a sufferer of coronavirus which has been an headache for all humans in the world.
Chelsea announced that all their squad and coaching crew have gone into isolation following the heartbreaking news of Callum being tested positive to the virus.
In a statement made available by Chelsea, the Blues explained that Hudson-Odoi showed cold symptom on Monday and had to be taken away from the squad.
He was however tested on Thursday morning before the result came out in the night that Callum Hudson-Odoi is now a carrier of the epidemic.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a blessing in Chelsea squad since he broke into the team under Maurizio Sarri who has gone to Juventus.
Before the start of the ongoing Premier League season, there were reports that Callum was wanted by Bayern Munich, but Frank Lampard convinced him to stay.
Chelsea will be facing Aston Villa in their next Premier League game with the English topflight body confirming that the encounter and others will go on.
The Blues are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League standings with 48 points as Frank Lampard ans his wards keep the fight on the top four.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, a statement from the club on Thursday evening, March 12, revealed.
Having tested positive to the disease, Arteta will now self-isolate in line with government health guidelines and it is expected Arsenal's first team squad, alongside the coaching staff will do the same.
A statement from Arsenal reads: "Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening.
On his part, Arteta commented on his diagnosis but was quick to note that he is looking to forward to returning to work as soon as possible.
Arteta said: "This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I'm allowed."
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