Mikel Arteta’s wife Lorena Bernal has revealed that the Arsenal manager is ‘feeling fine’ as he recovers from the coronavirus in self-isolation and has thanked fans for their messages of support over the last few days.
Arsenal released a statement last Thursday confirming that the 37-year-old had contracted COVID-19 and that the club was in lockdown to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The Premier League has since been suspended until April 4 at the earliest and top-flight teams are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting this coming Thursday to talk over potential next steps.
‘Under the circumstances that we are right now, I felt the responsibility of sharing our situation,’ Bernal told her followers on Instagram.
‘I want to say thank you to everyone who sent good vibes, texts, emails and calls, really it’s been overwhelming.
‘I understand as well that you want to know what’s going on.
‘My husband is feeling fine, he is well. It’s true that he had symptoms of the virus but the symptoms would have never stopped him from going to work in a normal situation.
She added: ‘He would have just taken an ibuprofen or paracetamol and he would have gone to work so really, it’s nothing major.
‘Some temperatures, some headaches but that’s it. That’s his experience. My kids and I are perfectly well.
‘Apparently the virus is not lethal. It could be for a certain amount of people but the majority are going to go through it with mild symptoms.
‘Maybe some people have more symptoms than others but it won’t be anything really bad.’
‘Protect each other by following the guidelines & we’ll come through this together.
‘Well done PL for making the right decisions.’
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