Arsenal’s pre-season plans in chaos after US tour victim of Covid | Arsenal

Arsenal have reportedly canceled their preseason tour of the United States after a small number of positive Covid-19 cases at the club.

They were due to travel this week to compete in the Florida Cup alongside Everton, Serie A champions Internazionale and Colombian club Millonarios. People who test positive are said to be asymptomatic.

A statement from the tournament organizers said: “We are aware of the media reports this afternoon. We remain in talks with all four clubs with the intention of delivering a safe and successful Florida Cup for participants and fans. “

Arsenal were not immediately available for comment. The London side were due to face Inter on Sunday and potentially face the winner of Everton’s game against Millonarios on July 28.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side started their pre-season preparations in Scotland and played two games, losing 2-1 to Hibernian and drawing 2-2 with Rangers. Arsenal finished eighth in the Premier League last season and begin their 2021-22 campaign at promoted Brentford on August 13.

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