MIKEL ARTETA’S wife revealed the Arsenal boss is doing “feeling fine” as he continues his recovery after testing positive for coronavirus.
But she also added that the symptoms he showed would not normally prevent him going to work as normal under regular circumstances.
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Lorena Arteta took to Instagram on Saturday – firstly in Spanish and then in English – to provide an update on her husband’s condition.
She told her 37.8k followers: “Under the circumstances that we are right now, I felt the responsibility of sharing our situation.
“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.”
Arteta was the first high-profile name in English football to contract the virus, with Arsenal releasing a statement on Thursday night to confirm the news.
And it was his results that led to the Premier League finally calling an emergency meeting on Friday morning where they decided to suspend fixtures for at least three weeks.
The Gunners boss – who due to take charge of his side at Brighton yesterday – assured supporters on social media on Friday he was “feeling better already”.
He said: “Thanks for your words and support. Feeling better already.
“We’re all facing a huge and unprecedented challenge. Everyone’s health is all that matters right now.
“Protect each other by following the guidelines and we’ll come through this together. Well done PL for making the right decisions.”
After the positive test, more than 100 members of Arsenal’s players and staff were told to self-isolate.
The club’s London Colney training ground is being deep cleaned while the Hale End academy is also shut despite the ex-Manchester City assistant not recently attending the complex.