Arsenal responds to the controversial reports of four players breaking down the lockdown rules amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus.
According to a report by the Skysports, Arsenal has confirmed they have reached out to the three players who broke down the lockdown rules which are placed to protect them for the pandemic.
Nicolas Pepe was filmed playing football with friends in North London, Granit Xhaka and David Luiz met up at a park in Southgate and Alexandre Lacazette was photographed talking to a car valeted on his driveway.
The players are yet to comment anything in the public, while the club already addressed the media over the issue. Arsenal is yet to give a public statement about it, but it hasn’t hesitated to deny the fact.
Meanwhile, they are not the only club in North London to breach the rules. Tottenham players Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko recently apologised after posting videos of themselves training together on Instagram.
Spurs also hit the headlines after boss Jose Mourinho was pictured holding a one-on-one training session in north London with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Later Mourinho was forced to accept his mistake, as he said: “actions were not in line with government protocol”. On the other hand, earlier this month, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish surrounded controversy for breaking lockdown rules.
The English midfielder then resorted to the social media to apologize for his acts to the public. The COVID-19 has hit England hard as even Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed with the disease.
Meanwhile, the number of patients is rising up every day. All the professional leagues in the country have been suspended until the further notice and the authorities finding a way to end the season somehow while ensuring the safety too.
Although it has been rumoured that the Gunners can qualify for next season’s Champions League if the FA decides to call the season void.