Premier League: Four positive coronavirus cases in latest testing for second week in a row | Football News

first_img“Of these, there were four new positive tests.“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.”It is the second successive week there have been four positive tests in the Premier League.- Advertisement – The competition is now pausing for the international break but will resume on 21 November.Previous Premier League test results31 August-6 September – 1,605 tested, with three positives 7-13 September – 2,131 tested, with four positives- Advertisement – The Premier League has announced that there were once again four new positive tests for coronavirus among staff and players in the last week.A statement from the league read: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 2 November and Sunday 8 November, 1,646 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19.- Advertisement – 14-20 September – 1,574 tested, with three positives21-27 September – 1,595 tested, with 10 positives28 September-4 October – 1,587 tested, with nine positives5-11 October – 1,128 tested, with five positives12-18 October – 1,575 tested, with eight positives19-25 October – 1,609 tested, with two positives26 October-1 November – 1,446 tested, with four positives2-8 November – 1,646 tested, with four positives More from Coronavirus In Sport – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacted to Europa League heartache

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 3:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link953Shares Youssef El-Arabi scored a late winner for Olympiacos to send Arsenal crashing out of the Europa League (Picture: Getty)‘He felt very responsible about it, we will try to be right behind him. He has been phenomenal all season for us and now the players have to support him, I think his reaction after the game – to face the media and the way he talked, it was a very mature reaction from him.‘We are all very down, frustrated, disappointed, but my message to the players was that I am right behind them. I thanked them for the effort they put into the game, for the attitude and the personality they played with and the way they reacted after we conceded the goal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We tried, tried and tried again and completely deserved to win the game but there were aspects of the game that we have to dominate better if we want to keep competing at that level.‘It is part of the profession. We can fall and have disappointments, it is about how we react individually and collectively. Then my job is to try to convince them that in the process in which we are at the moment, there are a lot of positive things and as well things we have to improve if we want to much better as a team.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a last minute sitter against Olympiacos (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta revealed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left ‘gutted’ and felt ‘responsible’ for Arsenal’s Europa League humiliation at the hands of Olympiacos.The Gunners surrendered a 1-0 first leg advantage and will not be involved in European competition beyond February for the first time since 1999, after Youssef El-Arabi’s 119th minute goal proved decisive.Aubameyang appeared to have rescued his side with an acrobatic volley in extra-time but his excellence was undone by familiar defensive frailties and the Arsenal skipper was left disconsolate at the final whistle, just moments after he had squandered a simple chance win the tie.‘He was gutted,’ Arteta said ahead of Monday’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Portsmouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Obviously he scored a wonder goal that was putting us through in the competition, and with the last kick of the game, he had the best chance of the game. Comment Mikel Arteta reveals how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacted to Europa League heartache Advertisementlast_img read more

Gary Neville must adapt to Spanish culture quickly – Quique Sanchez Flores

first_img Neville, the former Manchester United and England defender, was officially unveiled as the new Valencia manager on Thursday after agreeing to take charge of the La Liga outfit until the end of the season. The surprise appointment marks Neville’s first foray into management after Valencia parted company with Nuno Espirito Santo following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Sevilla. “The atmosphere in Valencia is not easy to manage,” Flores added. “So, if I had to say to Gary Neville what he will find in Valencia, I will say: ‘Gary, concentrate on the team, because there are a lot of things that you can control’. “It is impossible to control the passion of the fans. When you are coaching Valencia, the most important thing is you focus on the squad and try to do the best you can because it is the only way. “The expectation is always very high. When they bring in a new coach they want to know the experience and the life of the coach, before they came to Valencia. But the most important thing is you are able to manage, able to lead, and show the Valencia fans that you are able to get the results.” Flores, a Valencia supporter, enjoyed 10 years at the Mestalla as a player before taking charge of the club in 2005 and leading them to third in La Liga and a quarter-final spot in the Champions League in the subsequent season. He was sacked in 2007 after a string of poor results. “Gary needs to adapt as quickly as possible to the Spanish culture because it is completely different to England,” said Flores of the former England international who has no playing or coaching experience in Spain. “The style of football, the philosophy, the speed of play, the mentality of the fans, the culture of the media is all different.” Flores, whose Watford side host Norwich in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, also urged Neville to learn Spanish. “Different countries give a lot of values to people who try to adapt as quick as possible,” Flores continued. “If I am coaching in England for two years, one year or six months and I don’t speak one word in English, you are thinking I am not interested to know English people or English football so it is very important. “I respect Gary a lot because he played in the same position as me, he played at a high level, and maybe we are similar age. I hope for all the best for Gary.” Valencia are ninth in La Liga and Neville’s first game in charge is their must-win Champions League clash against Lyon on Wednesday. And Flores, who played almost 300 times for the Mestalla club, has told Neville to be braced for a tough start to his managerial career. Gary Neville has been urged to adapt to the Spanish culture as “quickly as possible” by Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores. Press Associationlast_img read more