Arsenal has cancelled their pre-season match tour of america after a number of individuals within the membership’s travelling social gathering have examined optimistic for Covid-19.
🚨 EXCL: Arsenal pre-season tour to USA cancelled due to #COVID19 circumstances in #AFC camp. Small variety of positives in travelling social gathering, all asymptomatic. Membership working by way of alternate plans as virus wreaks extra havoc forward of latest PL season @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/vUi7ElyuYZ
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 20, 2021
As reported by the Athletic’s David Ornstein, there are a small variety of asymptomatic circumstances inside the Arsenal camp because the membership was making ready to journey to the US this week to proceed their preparations for the upcoming 2021-22 Premier League marketing campaign.
The Gunners had been set to play Serie A champions Inter Milan, and one among fellow Premier League outfit Everton or Colombian aspect Millionarios FC within the Florida Cup to happen at Tenting World Stadium.
Questions had been already being requested earlier than as we speak’s cancellation within the days prior, with Inter contemplating pulling out of their participation within the pre-season match given the rise of the delta variant of Covid-19 that’s at present ripping by way of all 50-states within the US.
Straight into the combo 💪 pic.twitter.com/d6WayDE7aC
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 19, 2021
Arsenal has already featured in two pre-season clashes so far as Mikel Arteta seems to construct on a powerful second-half of the 2020-21 season the place the Gunners ended hostilities as one of many in-form sides post-boxing day. Their 2-1 loss to Hibernian and 2-2 draw with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers had been hardly obtained effectively by giant sections of the fanbase, however offers for Benfica’s Nuno Tavares and Anderlecht’s highly-touted Belgian U21 worldwide Albert Sambi Lokonga (who was in Belgium’s camp at Euro 2020 however didn’t characteristic) has introduced contemporary optimism.
Tavares has already featured for the Gunners throughout pre-season in opposition to Rangers and received himself amongst the targets with a tidy end, whereas Lokonga was broadly anticipated to characteristic in a single or each of the golf equipment’ fixtures in Orlando.
Arsenal will now must scramble to regulate their preparations as they’re lower than a month away from their Premier League opener in opposition to new boys Brentford on the Brentford Neighborhood Stadium on 13 August.