Arms stockpile declared on Wednesday they had dropped their pre-season outing to the United States after a “modest number” of their visiting party tried positive for Covid.
The Premier League side were booked to play Italian heroes Inter Milan this end of the week in the opening round of the Florida Cup, which likewise incorporates Everton and Colombia’s Millonarios.
In an articulation declaring their withdrawal, Arsenal didn’t determine the number of individuals from their visiting bunch had tried positive for the infection, nor if any players were among those with a Covid-19 analysis.
“Following few positive Covid tests among the arranged party to go to America tomorrow, we have tragically been compelled to pull out from the Florida Cup,” the assertion read.
“This troublesome choice depends on guaranteeing the wellbeing and prosperity of our players and staff.”
The club said the individuals who had tried positive were not right now showing Covid-19 side effects and were holing up.
“We are presently making elective game plans in accordance with the Premier League conventions to proceed with our arrangements for the new season,” the Gunners said.
The abbreviated Florida Cup is set to start on Sunday at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, however coordinators have not reported if Arsenal will be supplanted by another side.
The Premier League season begins on August 13, with Arsenal heading out to recently advanced Brentford.