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Dear Arsenal fans everywhere,

We hope that you and your families are continuing to keep safe and well. Please stay safe and follow the official advice to protect yourself and those around you. 


Here is the latest update from your club. 


Our men’s first-team players were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday (March 24) after completing 14-days isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive diagnosis for the virus. 


As a result of the current situation, we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time. Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. 


We will continue to pay matchday and non-matchday casual workers on our payroll up to April 30, 2020. 

This gesture reflects our gratitude to them and our desire to ease their financial concerns during this challenging period.  

This will be reviewed once the relevant authorities have made a further decision on when football can resume. All football is currently suspended until at least April 30.  

Arsenal managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, said: “We are truly grateful for the outstanding efforts of all our staff across the club every day. We rely on their tireless service to provide a first-class experience for our fans, on matchdays and non-matchdays.  

“These are challenging times for everyone, but in particular our casual workers. This gesture is intended to ease their financial uncertainty while football is currently suspended to April 30.    

“We look forward to welcoming football back to Emirates Stadium as soon as possible.”  


Finally, and most importantly, keep well and follow the guidance of the World Health Organisation on the prevention of the spread of the virus. 

Take care everyone. 

The directors, players and staff at Arsenal Football Club  

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