Mooy and Ryan’s Brighton match postponed after Arsenal manager Arteta tests positive to coronavirus

Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan’s Premier League clash with Arsenal this weekend has been postponed after Gunners boss Mikel Arteta tested positive to COVID-19.

The Socceroos duo’s Brighton were set to face the Gunners at the Amex Stadium on Sunday (2am AEDT) but the decision has been made to postpone the match.

Arsenal confirmed earlier on Friday that Arteta had contracted the coronavirus and the entire Gunners first-team squad were now self-isolating.

“First and foremost our thoughts are with Mikel Arteta and we wish him a speedy recovery,” Brighton Chief Executive Paul Barber said in a statement.

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“It’s absolutely essential the health and wellbeing of individuals takes priority and with that in mind Saturday’s match has been postponed.

“We apologise to all fans for any inconvenience but trust everyone will understand that we are all facing an unprecedented situation.”

The Premier League is set to convene later on Friday (AEDT) in an emergency meeting with clubs to discuss whether matches across the competition will be suspended.

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