Arsenal Squad Resumes Training Next Week Amid Social Distancing Rule

Arsenal becomes the first Premier League club to accept a coronavirus pay slash with their players as coach Mikel Arteta and his squad cut down their wages by 12.5 per cent.

Arsenal Squad Resumes Training Next Week Amid Social Distancing Rule - SurgeZirc UK
Training days - Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's players will be allowed back to the club's London Colney training ground / Photo credit: AFP

Arsenal players will return to their training ground from next week but will be made to maintain British government fight against coronavirus pandemic rules including social distancing.

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It’s also believed that the Premier League side’s players will be allowed access to training pitches but on a strict rotational order that will see them maintain social distancing rules.

“Players will be permitted access to our London Colney training grounds next week,” said a club spokesperson.

“Access will be limited, carefully managed and social distancing will be maintained at all times.

“All Colney buildings remain closed. Players will travel alone, do their individual workout and return home.”

Arsenal becomes the first Premier League club to accept a coronavirus pay slash with their players as coach Mikel Arteta and his squad cut down their wages by 12.5 per cent.

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Arsenal yearly wage bill is around £230 million ($286 million). The club will give players their money back in the event that they bridge an eight-point gap and qualify for the Champions League when football restarts.

Football is currently suspended indefinitely in England, with the UK still under lockdown.

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