Mikel Arteta's wife, Lorena Bernal, has revealed that her husband is feeling fine after the Arsenal boss tested positive for the coronavirus this week.
While Arteta has already addressed his condition, Bernal took to Instagram to post a seven-minute-long video providing a more in-depth update on her husband's condition.
“Under the circumstances that we are right now, I felt the responsibility of sharing our situation,” she said on Instagram.
“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 (Arteta) 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.
“He would have just taken 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.”
She added: “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.
“What is true is that apparently it's a new virus (that) nobody has antibodies to fight against it so we are going to be infected if we get exposed to it.
“The danger is some people are weaker against this virus.”
Premier League club officials are set to meet again this coming week to discuss plans for the remainder of the season.
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