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EPL: Torreira Gives Update On Arteta’s Recovery From Coronavirus

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Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, has said manager Mikel Arteta is “better” and has been communicating with the players.

Arteta was forced into self-isolation after he was infected with the coronavirus.

The Gunners(Arsenal) also shut down their London Colney training ground, even as the Premier League decided to suspend fixtures until at least April 4.

Torreira is currently out of action, after suffering an ankle injury which is set to keep him sidelined until late May.

The Uruguay international has now revealed Arteta is keeping in touch with the rest of the squad.

“The truth is that we didn’t expect this virus to reach the club, the locker room. Mikel Arteta is better. He was able to communicate with us and he is improving,” he told Sport 890.

“In recent days, many cases of coronavirus were discovered in London and people were nervous. In some supermarkets, you can no longer find toilet paper or gel alcohol,” he added.

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INSIDE STORY: “Ronaldinho Sad In Prison” – Former Paraguay Striker, Cuevas Reveals

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Former Paraguay striker, Nelson Cuevas, has said that Brazil legend, Ronaldinho, is ‘sad’ about his current situation after being jailed in prison for using false documents to enter Paraguay.

Ronaldinho and his brother, Roberto, have been held in a police cell in Paraguay since March 5 for allegedly using false passports upon their arrival in Paraguay capital Asuncion.

Earlier, the Lawyers representing the 39-year-old and Roberto filed an appeal last week, two days after another court rejected their request to release the duo on bail or house arrest.

Cuevas, who visited the former attacking midfielder in prison, told Infobae: “Ronaldinho is sad. Hopefully, he can get out soon from the prison.

“He is just sad because of the situation.

“His lawyers are handling the rest. Hopefully, he can get out of there soon.”

Ronaldinho will now return to court on Tuesday.

The Barcelona legend is currently without a Brazilian passport because of an environmental fine he received back in 2018.

The football legend retired from active football in 2018.

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CORONAVIRUS: EPL Suspends All Matches

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EPL shuts down due to Coronavirus

The English Premier League (EPL) has sadly suspended all matches due to the rampaging deadly coronavirus which is taking over nations with a threatening speed.

According to their official announcemnt, all earlier scheduled matches will resume April 2020, subject to medical advice and conditions.

The English Premier League said the decision followed a meeting of shareholders on Friday.

Chief Executive, Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.

“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”

The official statement added that further updates will be provided when appropriate.

The deadly Coronavirus has led to 5,000 deaths, infected 135,000 people and affected 100 countries so far.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease a global pandemic.

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