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Arsenal Boss Arteta Opens Up On Coronavirus Ordeal

Arsenal Boss Arteta Opens Up On Coronavirus Ordeal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has opened up on the chest pain and dry cough he experienced while suffering from the deadly coronavirus.

Arteta who has since recovered from COVID-19, has also detailed the way in which he set up a room and a bathroom while self-isolating as he fought the disease.

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The Spaniard was the first high-profile name in British football to contract the coronavirus, which prompted the Premier League to suspend fixtures.

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Arsenal also responded by closing the club’s London Colney training ground, and sending players home to work off personalised programmes in isolation.

And opening up on his ordeal, Arteta told Arsenal’s official website: “In terms of symptoms, it was a normal virus for me. I had three or four days which were a little bit difficult, with a bit of a temperature and a dry cough, and some discomfort in my chest. That was it.

“The difficulty is that I have people at home, three kids as well and I was worried. My missus has been through it and our nanny has been through it.

“Thank God, the kids never got it. We are all completely fine now.

“I set up a room and a bathroom, and I was there by myself for two or three days but after the second day, my missus started to feel some symptoms as well.

“It was probably too late because by the time that the symptoms arose, the virus was already contagious to other people.

“So we could not prevent it in our home, I think it was too late by the time we had the positive test as well.

“We were reacting and now that’s why I insist that instead of reacting, you have the chance now to stay at home and prevent a lot of situations. We have to do it.”

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  • Akunde 1 year ago

    What medical care did he receive? No one seems to divulge it. Say it to help others.

    • Mr Hush 1 year ago


      No real medical care. There is no vaccine so far.
      If infected, self isolate (so there wouldn’t be a spread to someone of other) and wait till one’s antibody develop efficiently to deal with the virus , stop its spread, stop the virus from secreting in the cells and wipe out. The whole cure and remedy is down to how strong one’s immune system is.
      So medication taken is those that help build and revitalise one’s immune system eg vitamin C or fruits and vegetables rich in such.
      The only ones that need urgent medical attention are those that have bad medical pre conditions before being infected by the virus, since their antibodies would be working overtime fighting different battles at the same time and their immune system level is low. That’s why it is very dangerous for old people to get infected due to their naturally weaken immune.

      If healthy, even when infected, self isolate, take your vitamins, eat healthy, hopefully you recover within days. Unless your finding it hard to breath, then go to nearest medical facility.

      We all should remain calm, stay safe and stay healthy. Hopefully, the scientific field would find a vaccine soon enough and hopefully, this virus blows by and we all get back to normalcy.

      Great to see Arteta back hale and healthy.
      We do need such good news.