Man City v Arsenal Premier League game postponed over coronavirus fears

Manchester City's Premier League clash with Arsenal has been postponed as a "precautionary measure" over coronavirus fears.Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who announced on Tuesday that he had contracted the virus, met Arsenal staff and players during the February 27 Europa League tie at the Emirates Stadium.The Premier League issued a statement in the early hours of Wednesday confirming the postponement.It read: “Tonight's game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed as a precautionary measure following the announcement yesterday that Evangelos Marinakis has contracted COVID-19. "Thirteen days ago, Olympiakos played at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League and Mr Marinakis, the Greek club's owner, met with several Arsenal squad members and staff. "Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone the ir fixture due to be played this evening to give time to fully assess the situation. "The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight's game will be rearranged." We understand this will cause inconvenience and cost to fans planning to attend the game but Arsenal, Manchester City and the Premier League have agreed that the short notice of Mr Marinakis' infection means there is no alternative but to take the time to complete a proper assessment of risk.  Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis revealed on Tuesday that he had contracted coronavirus. "class =" JsEnabled_Op (0) JsEnabled_Bg (n) Trsdu (.42s) Bgr (nr) Bgz (cv) Maw (100%) "itemprop =" url "style =" background-image: url (https: / /s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/jiJmnKExWlwrN2v4_AwvCw--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/https://media.zenfs.com/en/pa-sport.com/3ce3e167cbc //s.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif "data-reactid =" 45 "/> <img alt=

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